UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Our 4-H Mission

To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will help them to become self-motivated , productive and contributing citizens.

What Is 4-H?

4-H is part of the UGA Extension in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H assists young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society through "hands-on" learning experiences.

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Monthly In-School Clubs - Monthly meetings with educational messages for approximately 600 students.

Monthly Club Meeting Dates

School Dates

  • Middle School                        1st Full week Mon - Wed. of every month
  • Blackburn Elementary         2nd Tuesday and Thursday of every month
  • Long Branch Elementary     1st  Thursday of every month
  • Lumpkin Co. Elementary     2nd Tuesday of every month


Homeschool Meetings Dates

  • Homeschool meetings 3rd Monday of every month @ 2:00pm                                                        @ Rock Creek Park 445 Martin Rd Dawsonville, GA 30534

Lumpkin County 4-H Offers Camp, District Project Achievement and Judging Events:

District Project Achievement

Cloverleaf Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions held. It helps 4-H'ers develop both verbal and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to research or study a topic of their interest.  4-H'ers in the 5th and 6th grade level researches their topic and prepares a 4-6 minute demonstration with posters. These demonstrations are given at a 4-H event where they compete against 4-H'ers from other counties while developing their public speaking skills.

Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for 5th Grade will be held November 18th this year; at Blairsville. 4H Project achievement is really just an awesome show and tell! Its 4-hers chance to tell what their passionate about! Love Bugs? How about photography? Cooking? Sports? The list goes on and on. After presenting, we will all participate in a FREE, FUN and SURPRISE ADVENTURE! You won't want to miss out!

Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for the 6th grade will be held December 1-2 they will staying overnight at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The cost to participate in this exciting weekend is $20.00. The deadline to attend this year is set for November 10th; drop off your code of conduct and Medical forms and the payment to the 4-H office. Do not turn paperwork or money into the school; it must be received at the 4-H office to ensure your spot.

Project Achievement for Junior & Senior 4-H'ers is a two part process involving the preparation of a 4-H Portfolio and a demonstration (6-10 minutes for Juniors and 8-12 minutes for Seniors) in one of the many project areas. The 4-H Portfolio is a written record of their involvement in their selected project area and other activities. By preparing a portfolio, young people learn the skills needed to complete resumes, college applications and scholarship applications.

Junior and Senior Project Achievement will be held March 9th-11th next year at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. There is no cost to participate in this exciting weekend, but 4-H’ers will need money for dinner on the way to Rock Eagle. We will also be traveling on Sunday to watch the UGA Bulldogs Baseball team as an award trip for attending DPA. The 4-H'ers will need to bring money for dinner while attending the game. Preparation of a 4-H Portfolio will start in November at the workshops. The deadline to attend this year is set for December 15th; portfolios must be received at the 4-H office on or before the deadline to ensure your spot.

Public Speaking is one of the biggest fears for most Americans. 4-H'ers who competes in Project Achievement learns to develop their public speaking skills, as well as improve overall self-confidence.

Georgia 4-H Resource information for parents for project achievement:

http://www.georgia4h.org/public/more/guidebook/default.htm

4-H has leadership opportunities designed to encourage youth to develop their leadership, organization, group discussion process and decision making skills.

 

4-H Junior Leadership Conference

Let's Glow with 4-H held December 9-10, 2017 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Who Can Attend?

Junior Leadership Conference is open to 7th and 8th grade 4-H members. The conference offers 4-H’ers a chance to develop their leadership skills, meet and interact with youth from across the state. Also they view state leadership in action, while connecting with the State 4-H Youth Leadership Team.

While at Junior Leadership Conference delegates will:

  • Learn about opportunities available to youth leaders, including regional and state leadership teams, state committees, events, etc.

  • Explore assorted 4-H projects in depth with hands-on activities. This gives them the information and activities to take back to their local clubs and start using the leadership skills they have learned.

  • Participate in active games that they can take back to their local clubs and use to build their leadership skills.

  • Interact with 4-H members from across the state. This allows the delegates to learn about 4-H programming in different counties and make new friendships.

Fundraiser's and Community Service Projects:

  • Annual Rabies Clinic – This community service project helps our citizens with low cost vaccinations for their cats and dogs.

    Next year's 2018 Rabies Clinic will be in April from 2:00 to 5:00pm. The Clinic will be located at the Lumpkin County Middle Schools lower parking lot. Rabies shot for dogs and cats are $10.00 each, we offer Parvo-Distemper shots for $15.00 each and Cat Respiratory Virus shots for $15.00 each. The Rabies clinic is sponsored by Chestatee Animal Hospital and Lumpkin County Extension Service. The proceeds from the clinic support our 4-H program.  

  • Gold Rush Parking – This community service project offers Handicap Parking for the festival.

 

  • Annual Plant Sale - This a great fundraiser for us the money from this event helps pay for buses to events and scholarships for camp.

We are excited to announce the Lumpkin County 4-H and the Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners plant sale for March 2018.

Please find attached the Plant Descriptions and Plant Sale Order Forms. Also located online at: www.gammg.org  

The plant sale order forms are also available at the Extension Office, located at 26 Johnson Street, Ste. A in Dahlonega. The deadline for orders is February 28, 2018. The plant pick-up dates are on Friday, March 16, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Lumpkin County Road Department – 1646 Red Oak Flats Rd., Dahlonega, GA. Master Gardeners will be in attendance at the pickup site to help with any questions you may have about soil preparation and basic care for the plants you have ordered.

Proceeds from last year’s sales were used by the 4-H to enhance the programs for our members and to pay for scholarships to attend camps and enrichment activities. The Master Gardeners continue to establish and maintain gardening projects throughout the Lumpkin County area, help fund the Jr. Master Gardener’s projects with the after school club programs and they continue to host notable gardening presentations throughout the year.

If you have questions please call 706-864-2275 for further information.

 

 

Bring us your Pop Tabs

Every year Georgia 4-H gets each county to collect pop-tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Each county takes the tabs to Junior Conference. The revenue generated goes directly to help families of seriously ill children who are guests at the Ronald McDonald House.

There are six Ronald McDonald Houses in Georgia and 4-H has donated to each one of them at least once. You can drop them off at our office located at 26 Johnson Street, St A Dahlonega or for more information, please call (706) 864-2275.

4-H Forms and More Information about 4-H

Become a Volunteer

The Lumpkin County 4-H club relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly judging events, community service fundraisers and 4-H activities. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.

Volunteer today!

4-H Emblem

The emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf. The letters in the emblem represent; Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Use of the emblem is approved per regulations by the state 4-H office.

4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger Service and
my Health to better living, for my club,
my community, my country, and my world.

4-H Motto

"To make the Best Better''

Contact Information

For more information about Lumpkin County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact the County Extension Office at chesleyd@uga.edu or call (706) 864-2275.

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