UGA Extension Office

What is 4-H?

What is 4-H?

4-H is an educational youth program focusing on the needs, interests and concerns of young people. Our aim is to help Oconee youth gain a positive self-concept, develop social skills and decision-making abilities, and learn subject knowledge needed for a productive life. 4-H members develop leadership and citizenship skills through individual project work, group activities, community service and school meetings. We are the youth division of the UGA Extension program. 4-H began as corn and tomato clubs, but has evolved to become the largest youth organization in the world.

Who is Eligible?

Any youth ages 9-19 may join 4-H. However, we do have some programs to include younger children.

When are 4-H Meetings?

Students in 5th-8th grades have in-school 4-H meetings during the school year. High school students meet after school.

How Much Does it Cost?

There is no charge to join 4-H. Some optional activities may have a small charge.




How to Speak 4-H

Cloverbuds: 2nd-4th grade 4-H members
Cloverleafs: 5th-6th grade 4-H members
Juniors: 7th-8th grade 4-H members
Seniors: 9th-12th grade 4-H members

County Extension Agent: Off-campus UGA faculty members serving Georgia counties by specializing in the areas of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences and

Program Assistant: A member of the Extension staff to help provide program support, teaching, and guidance to the 4-H program.

Volunteer Leader: Interested parents and leaders who donate their time to help with the Oconee County 4-H Program.




Staff Listing
Kelle Ashley 4-H Youth County Extension Agent 706-769-3946
Allison Barnes 4-H Youth County Extension Program Assistant 706-769-3946