What is Georgia 4-H?
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change!
What does Georgia 4-H have to offer?
Every county designs their own program based on the needs of the youth in the county. All counties offer 3 programs that are critical to the mission of 4-H: Meetings with an educational focus, project achievement which combines project work and public speaking into one competition, and summer camping opportunities. Other programs that might interest you are educational field trips, leadership opportunities, special interest clubs, and community service. A complete list of all that is offered through Georgia 4-H can be found here
What age is 4-H for?
Georgia 4-H offers programs for youth ages 9-19, but some counties offer programs for younger 4-H’ers. Call your local office for more information.
What does 4-H cost?
Dues are not charged to be a member of Georgia 4-H. However, activities do cost money and some specialty clubs (horse, SAFE) charge registration to cover expenses.
Who do I contact to learn more about Georgia 4-H?
In Georgia, Extension faculty members are based in all Georgia counties. Click here to find your County Extension office. Call the phone number and tell them you would like to learn more about 4-H. They will let you know about the next meeting, upcoming activities, and how you can get signed up for 4-H. Call soon, because some activities like summer camp will fill up fast!
What is the mission of Georgia 4-H?
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.
I am teacher/school administration/home based education and heard about the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program. Is there more information?
Yes, in October 2013 we served our 1 millionth student! Click here to find out more information about the environmental education program.