UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Welcome to the Quitman County 4-H website! 4-H is the world's largest youth organization for young people. Youth ages nine to nineteen may join. 4-H teaches service, leadership, citizenship, and character education as well as providing students with a variety of in-school and out-of-school educational opportunities involving head, heart, hands, and health.

Founded in 1904 to educate rural farm youth, today's 4-H reaches youth from all walks of life helping youth to develop their interests and abilities to their fullest through project work, club work, special activities and events.

4-H is the Youth Education Program of the University of Georgia. It is administered by UGA Extension which is part of the UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES). Quitman County is a cooperating partner.

4-H is open to all youth regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, or national origin.


Summer 2016 Activities

Quitman County 4-Her's enjoyed a jam-packed summer of fun! 4th, 5th, and 6th grade 4-Her's went to Burton 4-H Camp on Tybee Island for camp this summer. 4-Her's participated in the annual 4-H20 Day Camp put on by Mitchell County 4-H where they learned about subtainable water systems. 4-Her's completed many service projects, including no-sew fleece blankets and no-slip socks for a local nursing home.