4-H Youth Development
What is Georgia 4-H?
Georgia 4-H is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change!
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.
4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
How do I join Fannin County 4-H?
5th graders at the three local elementary schools sign up for 4-H at the beginning of each new school year. This meeting is conducted at school. Monthly 4-H meetings are conducted in school throughout the school year.
Below are dates and times for afterschool 4-H meetings. Meetings are held at the 4-H office located at 205 Church Street in Blue Ridge, Georgia, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm.
6 - 12th grade: 1st Wednesday
3 - 5th grade: 2nd Wednesday
K - 2rd grade: 3rd Wednesday
Livestock Club (3rd - 12th) 1st Monday of each month
Garden Club (3rd - 12th) 2nd Monday of each month
Poultry Club (3rd - 12th) 3rd Monday of each month
"To Make the Best Better"
Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.