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Month of the Military Child

Georgia’s Military Installations

Georgia is home to many military installations, six of which have Child & Youth Services offices or Family Member Programs offices. These six installations actively participate in 4-H programming as part of the 4-H/Military Partnership. The following counties work with installations based in their county:

Counties with Installation Based Programs
Installation County
Fort Benning Muscogee County
Fort Gordon Richmond County
Fort Stewart Liberty County
Hunter Army Airfield Chatham County
Moody Air Force Base Lanier and Lowndes County
Robins Air Force Base Houston County

** Lanier County is the Point of Contact for Moody AFB Staff.  However, Lowndes County and Lanier County offer 4-H programming to military residents for Moody AFB.

Moving Forward Together

4-H Military Partners Virtual Conference

September 7-8, 2022

Join 4-H staff and Military staff from across the globe. We are Moving Forward Together in this year’s 4-H Military Partners Virtual Conference open to anyone working with military-connected youth in 4-H programming. The conference is hosted by the 4-H Military Partnership and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture,​ through a grant agreement with North Carolina State University. There is no registration cost for participants.
Registration is required. Each registered participant receives a unique registration code to access the conference portal. Sessions will be recorded and available for viewing through December 31, 2022.


Upcoming 4-H Military Events

Hear Our Voices: Military Teens Connect

We can’t wait to hear from you. Conversations with Military-Connected Youth and Adults provide spaces for military-connected teens (and adults who work with them to talk, laugh, and share). We will provide space to share hopes, dreams, challenges, and more as we look at what’s happening for teens in 2022.  This is an excellent opportunity to come together virtually to talk about experiences and learn from each other…to hear each other’s voices.

The teen talks are led by peer facilitators: teens talking with teens, adults talking with adults.  Teens will share their experiences and hear from others. Adults working with military-connected youth will also be working with their peers in similar conversations.  Our conversations will give us all a chance to share and help move our programs forward.

The CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership PDTA Project has partnered with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia on this project.  Following the series of conversations, we will share the collective experiences of youth and adults, identify innovations, opportunities, and challenges that have occurred, better understand the unique stressors for both youth and adults, and create recommendations for youth practice moving forward.



Learn more at the 4-H Military Partnership website! Also, you can register to serve as a facilitator or attendee. 

Georgia National Guard State Youth Program

All high school military dependents are welcome to join the Army National Guard Youth Program. The group meets virtually and face-to-face to support youth from all over Georgia with leadership, character, and personal skills. The Georgia National Guard Youth Program has various clubs that support member interests like movie creation and robotics. Program leaders are 4-H volunteer certified and are supported with 4-H professional development and curriculum.

To learn how your high school military dependents can connect with other military youth contact Mark Richards at

4-H Military Kids Club

Open to All Ages Bi-Monthly

Are you a military family with children who live or go to school in Columbia or Richmond County? Do you enjoy working with veterans in your community & socializing with other military families? Would you enjoy the opportunity to participate in activities focused on topics specific to the needs of military kids and their families? If you answered YES to these questions, the 4-H Military Kids Club is for you or your children!

This club is open to all ages

When: Monthly
Who: Military dependents of active and retired, all students welcome!
Location: Columbia County UGA Extension Office

Reach out to Columbia County UGA Extension to learn more at 706-541-4011 or email Mrs. Ketcham at


Check out our 4-H Military Camp page to learn about upcoming military-specific camp opportunities. Camp webpages are generally updated by February with upcoming camp information. In the Fall guest can review previous summer camps to learn about possible opportunities for the upcoming year.  Also, reach out to your local 4-H County Extension Office to learn about local and state 4-H camp opportunities.

Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Fax: 706-542-4373