4-H Youth Development
Lauren Luoma4-H Youth County Extension Agent
To email our agent directly, please see below contact form.
What is Georgia 4-H?
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change! The Georgia 4-H program is part of the educational outreach of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world. Today, 4-H is urban and suburban as well as rural.
What is the Mission of Georgia 4-H?
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.
4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources. Please visit the official Georgia 4-H website.
Volunteering with Columbia County 4-H
Becoming a 4-H Volunteer is easy!
None of our 4-H clubs and activities would be possible without our dedicated volunteers! We need volunteers to help with in-school club meetings, specialty clubs, fundraisers, community service projects, and so much more! A background and motor vehicle record check are required.
If you are interested in becoming a Columbia County 4-H volunteer, please use the link below to start the volunteer certification process. We look forward to working with you in the near future!
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.