4-H Youth Development
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Congrats Coweta County 4-H'ers!
2017 State Land Judging
Our Coweta County 4-H Land Judging Team, lead by Coach Don Morris, swept the competition by placing 1st in the State! Not only did the team place 1st, but our own Kitty Yeager won High Individual! Way to go Kitty, Mady Hillebrand, Alexa Hillebrand and Cody Whitlock!
2017 National Forestry Invitational
Our Coweta County 4-H Forestry Judging team competed at the National Forestry Invitational in West Virginia.
Congratulations to the team, who is now FOURTH in the Nation!
Coaches Don Morris and Buzz Glover worked with dedicated team members Mady Hillebrand, Niky Hillebrand, Cody Whitlock and Kitty Yeager to secure this competitive placing!
Georgia 4-H Mission Statement
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.
How do I join?
Join 4-H as a member or a leader by contacting the Coweta County Extension Office at 770-254-2620. University of Georgia staff can help you pursue involvement in Coweta County 4-H and you will have access to a world of opportunities in 4-H. Select from more than 50 project areas, participate in any of hundreds of events, apply for scholarships, travel around the world. Your county extension 4-H office is the door of opportunity for you.
Membership guidelines for students: Any person, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.
Youth who are nine years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before January 1, of the current year may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups.
Adult Volunteer leaders are welcome and needed in all county programs. A registration form and certification process is available in all county extension offices.
Coweta County 4-H Core Programs
Coweta County School Clubs
August 2017 (coming soon!)
Welcome to 4-H!
Coweta County 4-H Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior Camps
Georgia's 4-H summer camping program, administered through the county offices of UGA Cooperative Extension, offers a 4-H summer camping experience unparalleled in the nation. Over 8,000 children ages 9-19, accompanied by over 1,000 adult and teen leaders, annually descend on each of Georgia's unique 4-H centers for a week of camp that will be reflected upon and cherished for years to come. Every camp offers great adventure, friendship and fun, and all seek to develop the camper's Head, Heart, Hands and Health to make him or her a better person.
Coweta County 4-H Project Achievement
4-H Project Achievement is a self-directed individual competition including
presentations and, when age appropriate, a documented record of project work, leadership and service based on experiential learning activities. Youth beginning at age nine and continuing until nineteen have the opportunity to explore an area of interest and share their knowledge through a competitive process designed to meet youth development and age appropriate standards. Projects are offered in more than 50 different areas with nearly every topic of interest or educational area available for exploration and presentation. District Project Achievement competition is supported by University of Georgia faculty members in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, College of Family & Consumer Sciences and Warnell School of Forestry along with 4-H alumni, professionals in the field and other supporters. Project competition is facilitated under the coordination of twenty project coordinators recruiting more than 25 judges that score competition in conjunction with more than 100 county faculty, staff and volunteers.
State 4-H Council
State 4-H Council is the annual meeting of the Georgia 4-H Council. High school age youth participate in the election process including evaluation of candidates, voting for officers, and review of the Georgia 4-H Constitution including, as needed, amendments to the Constitution. Additionally, youth interact in workshop sessions, large group seminars, cooperative games, community service and other leadership opportunities. Youth participate individually and in groups in learning initiatives selected each year. Council also includes the annual Citizenship Ceremony with the oath of new voters and the announcement of the elected state 4-H officers.
2017-2018 Enrollment Form: required for membership in every club, must be renewed each August
- The code of Conduct must be renewed every August 1st and is valid for one year. It mut be signed by both parent and 4-H'er. All current 4-H'ers must complete and sign the new version and return to the Extension Office.
- The MIFR must also be renewed in August and held on file at the Extension Office. It must also accompany the 4-H'er on any event away from the office.
- The Change of Membership form should be completed for any 4-H'er who does not live in or go to school in Coweta County. The form must be signed by agents in both home and new county, then forwarded to a state review committee.