UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

About Georgia 4-H

 Georgia 4-H is a program of the UGA Extension System. 4-H is part of a nationwide Extension network.

Georgia 4-H is all about exploring, discovering, encouraging and challenging. Georgia 4-H assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H'ers learn through hands on learning experiences. These experiences focus on agricultural and environmental issues thru awareness, leadership, communication skills, food, nutrition, health, energy, conservation, and citizenship. 

4-H is youth and adults learning, growing and working together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary.
Chatham County 4-H'ers know how to have fun while doing lots of great things. Members can choose from more than sixty-three projects covering everything from air science to wildlife. 4-H members have taken part in lots of events this year (Creative Gardening, 4-H Fun Run, Earth day Poster Contest, and Junior and Senior DPA, Rock Eagle Summer Camp).

4-H is a fun program where you get to "Learn by Doing." 4-H offers something to match everyone's interest. Best of all, membership is FREE!


4-H Events/Activities

All activities, contests, and trainings are cancelled from the district and state 4-H office.  ALL 4-H group activities have been cancelled. This includes all SAFE practices, poultry judging practices, and anything else you had planned in a group setting.


4-H County Council Meeting

Come join the fun! Open to all Public, Private, and Homeschool youth, grades 6th - 12th.  Each month something new takes place.  

Savannah Mall Community Room-3rd Friday each month- 6pm to 8:30pm- Meetings will be held virtually until further notice.


Upcoming Events
  • Nov 6 - Nov 9 (Virtual) Weekend in the Classic City The Georgia Collegiate 4-H Clubs are excited about the opportunity to work with your high school 4-H’ers and help them learn more about life as a college student at Weekend in the Classic City 2020. Workshops will focus on the college search process, application preparation, scholarships, student life and so much more. No late registration will be available and space is limited! https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/citizenship/community-global-affairs/weekend-in-the-classic-city/
    • Athens, GA - (179.0 Miles)
  • Nov 10 - Nov 12 BasicsTraining Staff Training
    • Eatonton, GA - (150.0 Miles)
  • Nov 14 - Nov 15 Toombs County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders 4-H Project Achievement
    • Lyons, GA - (65.0 Miles)
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Chatham County 4-H BB Team

Great introduction to target sports! This is for 5th-8th grade students. Practice will be once a week at the 4-H office. We will provide the guns, BB's and targets. This team will emphasize safe shooting, range safety, 4 shooting positions and fun! Everything is provided except safety googles. Cost for the season $25.00, which includes t-shirt and entry to district qualifier.

Contact sgabel@uga.edu or 652-7981 for more information.