UGA Extension Office


Joining 4-H

Elbert County students are automatically enrolled in 4-H when they start 5th grade, since Elbert County 4-H provides monthly educational meetings during science classes at the Middle School. Students who are home-schooled, in high school, or would be interested in our Cloverbuds program (for students K-4th Grade) should complete an Enrollment Card and contact our office to enroll in Elbert County 4-H.

Georgia 4-H Membership Guidelines

Volunteer Forms

Volunteers throughout Georgia support our mission of assisting youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens. From serving as a chaperone at 4-H Summer Camp to leading a special interest team, 4-H offers a variety of opportunities for volunteer service in youth development programming. We hope you'll find your niche with us and share your time and talents in building our next generation of leaders!

UGA Volunteer Agreement

Screening Application

Reference Check Document

Motor Vehicle Check Application 

4-H Basics 

Why 4-H?
Our youth develop many workforce skills including leadership, decision-making, record keeping, public speaking, and teamwork.  

Who is eligible?
Any youth, ages 5-19, may join. Elbert County 4-H has more than 1,000 members.

  • 4-H'ers in grades K-4 are referred to as Cloverbuds.
  • 4-H'ers in grades 5-6 are referred to as Cloverleafs.
  • 4-H'ers in grades 7-8 are referred to as Juniors.
  • 4-H'ers in grades 9-12 are referred to as Seniors.

Where do we meet?
Elbert County 4-H provides monthly educational meetings at the Middle School during 5th-8th grade science classes. We also host monthly meetings for Cloverbuds and Seniors at the Elbert County Extension | 4-H Office. Meetings for each school year end in May and resume in August/September.

How much does it cost?
There is no charge for general membership. Optional events, activities and some clubs may have a nominal charge.

Can parents be involved?
Of course! Parents are an important part of 4-H activities and are always welcome. Contact our office to find out how you can help!

How do I stay in touch?
The newsletter of the Elbert County 4-H program is the Flash. The 4-H Flash is published once per month during the school year and is handed out to Middle Schoolers at their in-school club meetings. This newsletter contains pertinent information for our members, leaders, and parents and serves as the primary means of communication regarding 4-H activities and events.

4-H Mission

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.

4-H Colors

The 4-H colors are green and white. Green represents life, springtime, and youth. The white symbolizes purity.

4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world

4-H Symbol

The 4-H symbol is a four-leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaf. The letters in the emblem represent head, heart, hands and health.

4-H Slogan

The 4-H slogan is “Learn by Doing”. This slogan is a constant incentive to motivate 4-H'ers to strive toward acquiring new skills and knowledge.

4-H Motto

The 4-H motto is “To Make the Best Better”. This motto helps to encourage 4-H'ers not to settle for the present but to always strive to make things better.