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

Activites are limited at this time. Contact Sergia Gabelmann (sgabel@uga.edu) or Rachel Martin (Rachel.Martin1@uga.edu)


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.  

Meetings will be held virtually 3rd Friday each month


Upcoming Events
  • Jan 23 - Jan 24 State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Qualifier https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/quiz-bowl/
    • Athens, GA - (179.0 Miles)
  • Jan 26 - Jan 27 Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee Meeting The Georgia 4-H Advisory Committee meets quarterly to advise the State 4-H Faculty and Staff. This meeting will be virtual.
    • Athens, GA - (179.0 Miles)
  • Jan 26 Kids in the Kitchen Virtual Cooking Club Join Cobb and Rockdale County Extension for a FREE virtual cooking club via Zoom! This cooking club is open to youth of all ages with adult supervision. Each cooking club session will feature two cook-a-long recipes that can easily be made at home. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation, a link to the online meeting, and a list of ingredients you will need for the recipe. All youth participants must complete a 4-H Code of Conduct and Georgia 4-H Virtual Programming forms prior to participating in the online cooking club. If you have already completed the forms for a previous 4-H program, you do not need to complete them again. These forms will be sent to you after you register and they must be returned prior to the cooking class.
    • Virtual Event
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Chatham County 4-H BB Team

Great introduction to target sports! This is for 5th-9th 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.

Practices: Saturday's 1:30pm to 3:30pm
November 21
December 5
December 12
December 19

Contact: sgabel@uga.edu or 652-7981 or teammorris876@att.net (Martha Morris) for more information.