UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

2018 Shotgun Team
2018 Junior/Senior Project Achievement
4-H'ers visiting the Fire Department
2018 Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Team
2018 Wildlife Judging Team

Welcome to Upson County 4-H!

Please check out our current newsletter for information about our club meetings and upcoming activities.

Registration

Did you know that 4-H Membership is FREE?
Any youth, K-12th grade, who either lives in Upson County or attends school in Upson County is eligible to be a member of Upson County 4-H.
To enroll in 4-H you just need to fill out these forms and bring them to our office:
    - 4-H Enrollment Form
    - Code of Conduct
    - Medical Information and Release Form
Forms are also available at the Upson County Extension Office: 305 South Hightower Street, Suite 170.

You can sign up for programs when you drop off your forms or, once we have all of your forms, you can call us on 706-647-8989 to register for programs and events.

Transportation

We have a mini-bus for transporting students to after-school clubs and events. We pick up from all Upson-Lee schools. Students must bring a note to school from parents/guardians giving permission to ride the 4-H bus. A note is required each time you ride the bus.
You must also call the Extension Office to let us know that you will need a ride.

We pick up primary and elementary students from the car riders' line. We pick up middle schoolers from the parking lot beside the school (across the footbridge). We pick up high schoolers from the Fine Arts Center.
Look for the white mini-bus with Upson Extension Service on the side.


What is 4-H?  

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us.

Upson County 4-H is a program of the University of Georgia Extension in collaboration with Upson County (county government).

4-H Mission

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 STEAM & Agriculture, Healthy Living, and Citizenship.

4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. You can learn more about this by clicking the image below.


Head Heart Hands Health
Upson County 4-H

 

Follow us on Social Media!

Like and follow our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook icon below or searching @UpsonCounty4H. Our Facebook page is a great place to find information about our upcoming events.

We also have a closed Facebook group for active 4-H members and their immediate family.

If you're not on Facebook, we also post event information on Twitter and Instrgram.

You can also sign up for reminders about upcoming 4-H events. Text the message @upson4h to the number 81010 or visit rmd.at/upson4h from your smart phone.  


Check out the Menu on the left to learn more about the programs we offer.

 

Georgia 4-H Links


Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.

4-H Resources:
 
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
 
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
 
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
 
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
 
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.
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