UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

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4-H creates a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change! 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 and awareness, leadership, communication skills, food and nutrition, health, and citizenship.

4-H Pledge

I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service and my HEALTH to better living, For my CLUB, my COMMUNITY, my COUNTRY and my WORLD!


4-H Motto

To make the Best, Better!


4-H Slogan

Learn By Doing

Abby Smith is the County Extension Coordinator and 4-H Youth Development Agent for Effingham County.  Extension and 4-H has always been an important part of life for Smith.  She is dedicated to offering well-rounded, diverse and educationally based programming for the citizens of Effingham County.  

4-H Staff Listing