UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?

4-H is the world’s largest youth organization consisting of youth in the 4th – 12th grades. It teaches service, leadership, and citizenship, as well as providing students with hands-on educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom.  

School Club Meetings

Heard County Elementary School, Centralhatchee Elementary School, and Ephesus Elementary School - 4th & 5th grade club meetings are held once a month (September, October, November, January, February, and March).  

Middle School Meetings are once a month during club rotation at school.  A curriculum correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards is used for club meetings.

All 4th & 5th graders in the county are enrolled as Cloverleaf members of Heard County 4-H.  4-Her’s will bring home monthly newsletters with information about upcoming activities.

Any 4th-5th grader that does not attend these schools but is interested in participating in 4-H activities should contact the 4-H Office.


Map of Georgia colored with four sections splitting the state into four roughly even districts, labeled NW, NE, SW, and SE

Heard County is in the NORTHWEST DISTRICT

Georgia 4-H 2022 Year in Review!

 4-H Forms for 2022-2023

4-H Enrollment Card - To be completed each year.

4-H Code of Conduct - To be completed each year.

4-H Medical Information Release - To be completed for each event.

4-H Medicine Form - To be completed if you are taking medication while on a 4-H trip.


Staff Listing

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.

4-H Resources:
Summer Camp
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
Environmental Education
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
Livestock Program
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
Project Achievement
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
Project S.A.F.E.
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.

Heard County Office Contact Info