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About 4-H

In Georgia, there are more than 180,000 young people learning and having fun through UGA Extension's Youth Development Program, 4-H. The Georgia 4-H Program receives support from the United States Department of Agriculture, The University of Georgia, local and county governments, and donors.

4-H members gain self-confidence by learning good communication and public speaking skills at County Project Achievement (CPA) and District Project Achievement (DPA). They make new friends by attending conferences, camps, and reward trips. 4-H also teaches members wise leadership and decision-making skills through Officer's Training, and judging events.

The 4-H age groups are:

•Cloverleaf (5th and 6th graders),
•Junior (7th and 8th graders), and
•Senior (9th through 12th graders)4-H Clover

The 4-H motto is "TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER." If you are wondering what the 4 H's stand for, they represent the Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. The 4-H slogan is "LEARN BY DOING ". The 4-H colors are green and white and the emblem is the four leaf clover.

Barrow County 4-H Program staff, Tiffany Coles and Julie Teatino, visit the 5th grade classrooms and middle schools in the Barrow County school system once a month six times each school year. Students learn about 4-H, Georgia agriculture, water conservation and the environment, nutrition, and much more. They complete Friends books and give demonstrations. High school 4-H'ers meet together after-school once a month during the school year.

In the summer, Barrow County 4-H'ers may attend summer camp at one of the 5 camps that make up the Georgia 4-H camping program. Cloverleaf camp is usually at Rock Eagle, the largest 4-H center in the United States. Junior and Senior camps rotate between the two beach camps, Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island and Jekyll Island, the mountain camp, Wahsega and Camp Fortson next to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Related sites you may want to visit for more 4-H information include: Georgia 4-H , National 4-H Headquarters.

As you can see, Barrow County 4-H offers many opportunities for team and individual learning experiences that promote team work, develop public speaking skills, enhance decision making abilities and are just plain fun! If you have any questions about Barrow County 4-H, please contact us.



For more information about UGA Extension Barrow County 4-H Youth Programs, contact Wanda McLocklin at,Tiffany Coles at or Julie Teatino at  or call (770) 307-3029.

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
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
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
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
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. 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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