Thank you for your interest in the Step Up and Lead Program. We look forward to hearing from you and helping to develop the leadership capacity of your students.

To register for any Step Up and Lead Conference, please call or email Jason Estep at the State 4-H Office: (706) 542-8919 or jason.estep@uga.edu.

If Principal is a GAESP/GAMSP Member If Principal is NOT a GAESP/GAMSP Member
Students $40 $50
Adults $20

Required Information

  • Date and location of conference you would like to attend
  • School name
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone number and email
  • Number of student slots you would like to reserve
  • Grade level of above students
  • Number of adult slots you would like to reserve
  • Number of bus drivers you will have
  • Whether or not your school principal is a member of GAESP or GAMSP

The registration deadline is two weeks prior to each conference. Late registration will only be allowed if space permits. An additional $5/participant will be charged after the deadline.

Please Note: If at least 75 participants are not signed-up at the close of regular registration, we reserve the right to cancel the scheduled conference and will promptly notify and refund any monies to those schools that had submitted reservation requests.

Directions to each conference site are available in the school resources box below. Please share directions with your bus drivers, as GPS directions are often misleading.

Adult Responsibilities

Please arrange for at least one adult (chaperone or teacher) to accompany each teaching group (our teaching groups are typically comprised of 20 students). The chaperone’s responsibilities are to supervise and discipline students when they are in workshops, moving between activities, and during meal time. Chaperones must be present at all workshops and meal times.

Please meet with chaperones before the trip and cover responsibilities and expectations. We want everyone to feel comfortable, a part of the program, and learn along with the students. The more the chaperones, teachers, and Step Up and Lead instructors are informed and work as a team, the smoother the overall experience for everyone. We suggest that you have a chaperone meeting before your trip to provide them with guidelines and fill them in on their responsibilities.

General Chaperone Responsibilities

– Supervise assigned activities.
– Supervise students at meals.
– Supervise students between activities.
– Enforce rules for students. Correct students when and if necessary.
– Report any disciplinary/school related incidents to the lead teacher from the school.
– Report any maintenance or programming needs to Step Up and Lead staff.