UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

What is 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, food and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.  Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County offers a variety of programs including in-school meeting, competitive events including project achievement and judging teams, community service projects, and summer 4-H camp.

 

Who can join 4-H and how can I join?

Any youth ages 9-18 are eligible to join 4-H.  All students in the 5th grade will join 4-H at the beginning of the school year.  Youth in grades 6-12 will also be given the opportunity to join 4-H during the first club day of each year. Other eligible youth may contact the Jeff Davis County 4-H office to receive enrollment information.

How much does it cost to join 4-H?

You do not have to pay dues to be a member of 4-H.  However, special activities and project clubs may require a fee.


4-H Forms

A new Code of Conduct form must be filled out for 4-H members every year. 

A 4-H Medical/Medicine form must be filled out for every 4-H activity requiring insurance, with the exception of club meetings and some activities held at the 4-H office.

You can connect to these forms by clicking the appropriate link below:


2017 Junior DPA Participants 


2017 Senior DPA Participants 


Barn Bookcase

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Presented to Jeff Davis Elementary School by

Jeff Davis County Extension staff, Jeff Davis Farm

Bureau staff and 5th grade 4-H officers.

Bookcase built by Jordon Dubberly, volunteer student worker 


Barn Bookcase2

Farm Day with Farm Bureau participants 

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BarnHouse Bookcase
Farm Day w Farm Bureau

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.

4-H Resources:
 
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
 
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
 
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
 
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
 
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.
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