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4-H is the nation’s largest youth leadership development organization empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime and Georgia is proud to be one of the largest state programs in the country with more than 240,000 active 4-H’ers across the state.


4-H is a major partner in education. Lessons taught, experiences shared and information presented in 4-H is based on the research of the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University. A national research impact assessment project revealed that four elements are essential to positive youth development. They are MASTERY, GENEROSITY, BELONGING and INDEPENDENCE. We have adopted this research and consider these areas to be the essential to elements of 4-H.

4-H Opportunities