UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

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Sponsors:

Barrow County 4-H is currently seeking sponsorship from local Community Business Partners for the 2023 program year!

If your business is interested in sponsorship, please feel free to contact us: 770-307-3029! We would love to talk with you!

 

Thanks to our 2023 Community Sponsors:

 

Farm Fresh Produce

Gene & Matt Tractor Sales

Bethlehem Veterinary Hospital

Roll Off Systems

 ULINE

Gunter Construction

Akin's Ford

Hill's Ace Hardware

Facebook:

Ask to Join our Facebook page: Barrow County 4-H of Georgia

 

Newsletters:

  • Cloverleaf Newsletter  
  • Junior Newsletter       

Upcoming Events:

  • Clover Club-4-6th grade after school club! Come have fun with us at the  4-H office! Our activities change monthly and we always have a great time!
  • This year's Cloverclub Meeting Dates:  Oct.17, Nov. 14, Dec. 5, Jan. 16, Feb.20, Mar, 19, & April 16
  • Junior Club 7-8th grade after school club meeting! Lots of fun and different activities every month! 
  • This year's Junior Club Meeting Dates: Oct.24, Nov.28, Dec.12, Jan.23,  Feb.27, Mar.26, & April 23
  • In-School Club Meetings are conducted in 59 classrooms through Barrow County School System!
Club Meetings:
  • IN-School Club Meetings are held  September- April during the school year- 5th-grade students will have club meetings at school in their classrooms with a 4-H office professional  in person. We also offer a Clover club meeting and Junior Club Meeting monthly at our office in the afternoons, dates are posted above!
  • High School/ County Council Meetings are held at the 4-H Office monthly.

 

Shooting Sports:

Archery Team: Barrow County offers an Archery Team for students in 4th-12th grades. Archery Team Sign Ups will be held in October but Archery is still accepting new members!

BB Team: is offered for students in 4th-8th grade. BB Team Sign Ups will be in October.

Shotgun Team: Barrow County 4-H Shotgun/Modified Trap team is for students in grades 6-12. All team members must provide their own guns and ammunition. Shotgun Team sign-ups will be held in January. Any student interested in participating should like our Facebook Page for more information.

Shotgun team sign ups are being held January 11@ 6pm, January 13@ 10am. Practices will be on Sunday afternoons in Bethlehem, beginning January 21, 2024.

 

General 4-H  Information

  • How do I Join? Joining 4-H is simple: Click to fill in : enrollment form . If you have problems with the online enrollment form, email our office at: uge1013@uga.edu. Then click this link for: email sign up and sign up or email us at the above address and ask to be added to our monthly email list so that you will be aware of all activities that we are offering. Our program year follows the school system calendar with club meetings beginning in September.

Judging Events:

Forms

Other forms you may need for 4-H can be found on the GA 4-H website under documents! 
 

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

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 Laurie Decker 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, and 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 and National 4-H Headquarters.

As you can see, Barrow County 4-H offers many opportunities for team and individual learning experiences that promote teamwork, 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.


 

Contact

For more information about UGA Extension Barrow County 4-H Youth Programs, contact Wanda McLocklin at wandamc@uga.edu, Tiffany Coles at tcoles@uga.edu, or Laurie Decker at Laurie.Decker@uga.edu  or call (770) 307-3029.
 


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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.