UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

2017-2018 Shotgun Team
2018 Junior/Senior Project Achievement
2017 Cotton Boll
4-H'ers visiting the Fire Department

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

 

We're on Facebook!

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.  


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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