4-H programs on P.E.I. have been approved for a high school credit by the Department of Education.

"It's about problem-solving and communication and teamwork," said Emily Brown, administrative director for 4-H on P.E.I.

"These are all buzzwords and things you hear all the time, but 4-H has been doing it for 100 years."

While perhaps best known for its work training youth to deal with livestock, 4-H offers a broad range of projects for its members, from cooking to photography to small engine repair.

Students will need to complete projects related to agriculture, skill development and entrepreneurship to get the credit. Brown said it was not difficult to convince the government to offer credit for 4-H work.

"4-H alumni are more likely to go to university," said Brown.

"Being able to put that in front of folks makes it so that it's hard to really doubt the value.

The Education Department is helping the 4-H council develop the curriculum to go along with the credit.

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