Have you ever had an important idea to share? Do you think you'll want to have a great job someday? Would you like to get better at meeting friends and influencing people? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", then you should check out the communications project. Improving your communication skills can make every part of your life better, and you'll have a lot of fun along the way.

Resources for all levels



CM237 Communications 1

Target Audience: Grades 3-5

  • Building confidence
  • Active listening
  • Identifying aggression


CM238 Communications 2

Target Audience: Grades 6-8

  • Conflict resolution
  • Cultural differences
  • Online communication


CM239 Communications 3

Target Audience: Grades 9-12

  • Evaluating advertising
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Resumes and cover letters


CM300 American Sign Language Online

This project is presented as a virtual 6-week course through 4-H CANVAS only. Courses will be offered throughout the year on a first come first serve basis. NOTE: To register for this project, you will sign up for the ASL "event" (CM300) in 4-H Online.

Youth will learn:

  • Finger spelling.
  • Foods, animals, questions, introductions, etc.
  • Signing the 4-H Pledge.
  • Completing this course will make you eligible for the designation of 4-H ASL Ambassador.

Participation guidelines:

  • Available for 4-H members grades 6–12.
  • Must register for ASL (CM300) event in 4-H Online.
  • Family access to 4-H CANVAS required. A $5 hold will be initiated for all enrolling in this event, but will only be charged to those who do not already have a 4-H CANVAS account for the current 4-H program year.
  • For questions about canvas access, contact 4hcanvassupport@missouri.edu.

State Fair

4-H exhibits and competitions are part of the fun of the Missouri State Fair. You won't want to miss this special event; visit the 4-H building to see the projects of our 4-H youth or catch the judging competitions. Whatever your niche, there is something for everyone. Bring the family! The Missouri State Fair is located at the intersection of Highways 50 and 65, and less than 20 miles south of I-70, Sedalia is roughly an hour from Kansas City, Columbia and Jefferson City.