4-H Youth Development
4-H is America's largest youth development organization empowering nearly six million young people across the country with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Georgia 4-H is the primary youth outreach program of the University of Georgia. Since 1904, 4-H has been teaching the young people of Georgia leadership, citizenship, and communication. Reaching nearly 170,000 members, Georgia 4-H continues to positively shape the lives of its members.
Laurens County Extension offers 4-H to students in the 4th grade to the 12th grade. Laurens County 4-H is fortunate enough to be in the classrooms of all 5th grade students in the Laurens County School District and the Dublin City School District. We meet with Middle School 4-H'ers before school at East Laurens Middle School and West Laurens Middle School. We meet with High School 4-H'ers after school.
Laurens County 4-H offers various county activities including club meetings, summer classes, summer camps for all ages, community service projects, and various contests and fundraisers. We participate in many area an state level activities including Poultry Judging, Consumer Judging and Cotton Boll, Project Achievement, 4-H Day at Atlanta History Center, 4-H Day at the Capital, 4-H Day at Stone Mountain, Mercer Medical Day, State 4-H Council, Fall Forum, Junior and Senior Conference, State 4-H Congress, and much more! Laurens County 4-H also offer many other specialty clubs including Project S.A.F.E. Clubs: BB, Shotgun, and 22 Rifle, Horse Club, LIvestock Showing Team (Hogs, Goats, and Cows).
Georgia 4-H provides experiences for young people to learn by doing. They recieve guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.