4-H Youth Development
4-H Age Divisions
4-H is open to all youth, ages 9 - 19.
- Cloverbuds (or pre-club) are youth in K - 3.
- Cloverleaf 4-H'ers are youth in 5th and 6th grade.
- Junior 4-H'ers are youth in 7th and 8th grade
- Senior 4-H'ers are youth in 9th through 12th grade.
- All 5th-6th grade students are enrolled in Wayne County 4-H because 4-H is a part of the normal school enrichment. We meet monthly in 5th grade science classes and in 6th grade social studies/ science classes.
- 9th-12th graders can enroll in 4-H during club rush at the high school or by stopping by the 4-H office. We hold monthly after-school meetings for the Junior/Senior Club.
- Students who are home-schooled may participate in all 4-H activities for their age group.
It is free to join 4-H in Wayne County. All 4-H'ers must have a current enrollment form on file at the Wayne County Extension office. In addition, 4-H'ers who participate outside of the classroom meetings must have a 4-H Code of Conduct form on file.
Join our Instagram & Facebook Pages!
Wayne County GA 4-H
*Please note that these are private pages and you must request to be a member because it is a closed group!
Become a 4-H Volunteer.....Volunteers help grow our Future Leaders!
4-H is always in need of Adult volunteers to assist in helping to run 4-H Project Clubs, community events and chaperone youth on various 4-H trips.
5 Reasons to Volunteer with 4-H:
1. Develop New Skills (Become certified in one of the 4-H Project Club areas)
2. Help a cause that you are passionate about
3. Meet new people.
4. Connect with local community.
5. Expand your horizons
Community Service Opportunities
Teacher Survival Kit started by 4-H'er Taylor Arnett in 2016. Features a collection of items that teachers are constantly in need of throughout their classrooms. Please click on the Community service link above for more information and a detailed supplies list. Thank you for helping teachers throughout our local Wayne County Community!
Food Buddy Bag started by 4-H'er Preston Barrow in 2016. Features a collection of items that ensures no child will go hungry in our local community. These buddy packs are designed to make sure that no child will be left hungry over the weekend breaks from school. Please click on the Community service link above for more information and a detailed supplies list. Help us reach out and help those throughout our local Wayne County Community!
The Giving Garden
Wayne County started these above ground garden beds back in 2013. This garden is one of our community service projects that both Junior and Senior 4-Her's work beside our Agricultural Agent and CEC to grow healthy home grown vegetables, herbs and fruit. The produce is then donated to local churches and food kitchens to offer home cooked vegetables and produce to the less fortunate in Wayne County.
Throughout the summer months the garden is planted with fresh summer vegetables by CEC Mark Frye and Local Service Center Members who wanted the opportunity to plant and maintain a garden from start to finish. This summer program is known as the Giving Garden's Hand-N-Hand Learning in AG. The residents have been excited since the beginning and this summer's crop in the above ground beds are definitely shaping up to be bountiful!
Our New 4-H Theme for 2017-2018:
"4-H Where dreams come true"
Wayne County 4-H Fall Activities
- Developing a Demonstration: DPA Preparation
Wayne County 4-H Project Clubs
Horse Club 2017-18
Horse Show 2017
Offers 4-H youth 5th through 12th grade the opportunity to show off their riding skills. Riders are judged on their horsemanship abilities. Each member can choose between different riding styles such as saddle seat, hunt seat, and western pleasure.
Market Hog Show
In November, members choose their pigs that they will raise and show in February. The goal of the project is to produce a heavy muscled, lean market pig. In showmanship, members are judged on how well they present their pig to the judge. In classes, the pigs are judged based upon body soundness, structure and conformation.
Project S.A.F.E. Clubs
Wayne County 4-H B.B. Team:
The 4-H B.B. Team is open to 5th through 7th grade members. They will learn the fundamentals of shooting and parts of the Daisy BB Gun. They compete at various matches and help their members to hone their bullseye skills!
Wayne County 4-H Shotgun Team
The 4-H Shotgun Team is open to 7th-12th grade 4-H members. Team members are coached by certified 4-H Shotgun coaches. Any 12 or smaller gauge shotgun can be used. The team practices conveniently at the 4-H office beginning in the winter. They will compete at District qualifier and State competitions as well as other fun shoots throughout the year.
Wayne County 4-H Archery Team
The 4-H Archery Team is open to 5th-12th grade 4-H members. 4-H'ers choose between shooting a compound or recurve bow. Practices are held twice a week at the 4-H office. Team members are coached by certified 4-H Archery coaches and compete in both District and State matches.
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.