Making A Difference in Our County
We're working hard for the citizens we serve. Here are some examples of successful projects from the past year:
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
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, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation and citizenship. Our 4-H program in Schley County helps young people and adult volunteers find a supportive environment where they learn together and are challenged to reach their full potentials. Through a cooperative effort with Schley County Schools, over 350 Schley County youth participate in monthly educational programs on subjects that build character and cover healthy lifestyles and agricultural awareness. In 2016, over 50 Schley County youth participated in the 4-H summer camp program, District Project Achievement and numerous other leadership-building opportunities that allow them to expand their horizons and help to prepare them for future involvement in our community. Schley County 4-H also had participants in the State Livestock Show who were showing both goats and heifers. We will continue to offer opportunities to our young people to learn and grow in this area. Many of our 4-H’ers participate in community service projects, such as the annual rabies clinic, as a way of giving back to the community or to enhance their other project work. We also love giving back to our law enforcement and county government with “Cookies for Cops” and “Candy for Commissioners.” In turn, the community gains a generation of young people who care about where they live and are willing to make a commitment to improvement. We are Georgia 4-H!