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About 4-H

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.

What is 4-H?

4-H is a youth development program that seeks to build leadership skills, public speaking skills, citizenship, and community service. 4-H is exploring, discovering, encouraging, challenging, and of course having fun! 4-H is a branch of the University of Georgia and UGA Extension Fulton County.

Who is eligible? 

All youth, grades K-12, residing in Fulton County may join 4-H. 

Any person, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.

4-H does not charge dues or require uniforms. However, there are fees and dress associated with certain events and programs.  Activities and events available to youth vary by grade.

Age Divisions

4-H provides programming by school grade.

Cloverbud: Youth in K through 3rd grade
 Youth in 4th through 6th grade
Junior: Youth in 7th and 8th grade
Senior: Youth in 9th through 12th grade

Join today!

Complete a 4-H Enrollment Form and return to your nearest Fulton County Extension Office.  UGA Extension Fulton County has several offices throughout the county.

What does 4-H offer for youth in Fulton County?

Fulton County 4-H partners with schools, communities, and families to offer:

  • Standards based educational programming for elementary, middle, and high school students
  • Youth activities to promote leadership, citizenship, service-learning, and communication
  • Summer day and residential camps
  • Community and special-interest clubs
  • Youth competitions and contests
  • Career exploration
  • Public speaking

Have more questions?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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 county, and my world.