4-H Green Jacket Award
Purpose: To acknowledge outstanding support of Georgia 4-H.
Process: Nominations for the award will be solicited on an annual basis. A selection committee with representation from the Georgia 4-H Foundation, the 4-H Advisory Committee, the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals, and representative(s) from 4-H alumni groups will meet with 4-H staff to review nominations and make the selection.
Criteria: Selection will be based on the significance of support to 4-H on a statewide level. The award is intended for individuals still in active service. Retired and former supporters of 4-H should be considered for “GAE4-HYDP Friend of 4-H,” “4-H Lifetime Achievement Award,” or “4-H Hall of Fame.”
The Award: A green 4-H blazer (jacket) will be presented to the winner during State 4-H Congress. If the winner is a public official we request that the recipient wear the jacket during 4-H Day at the Capitol in the following General Assembly session. To complement the blazer, an etched glass award will also be presented.
The Sponsors: The award will be established as recognition from Georgia 4-H alumni, donors, volunteers, and friends. It is intended to be from total 4-H (program, facilities, local, district, state, Foundation, Advisory, associations, etc.). Georgia EMC sponsors the program.