4-H Youth Development
What is Georgia 4-H?
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalyst for positive change
To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing member of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agricultural awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition,health, energy conservation and citizenship.
Green: Stands for life, growth and youth
White: Symbolizes purity and high ideals
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.
What You Can Expect from Houston County 4-H
In Houston County, 4-Hers are very active, always participating, learning, and growing. They have opportunities that include competitions, shows, recreational activities, judging events--almost anything that fulfills the mission statement of 4-H. Whether a youth's interests bend toward livestock or photography, shotguns or cooking, there is a place for everyone. Participating in local fundraising events keeps the cost of these activities down for the individual and adds to the 'team effort' of the group. The highlight of 4-H for many is Summer Camp; for others, it's Project Achievement. Fun and games accompany learning in a way that produces a well-rounded citizen of the future.
For more information on specific programs or resources, see our pages on:
Listing of Schools and Teacher Sponsors
Bonaire Elementary - Rozina Brown
Bonaire Middle -*sponsor pending* email firstname.lastname@example.org
Centerville Elementary - Stephanie Reeves and Amber Washington
Eagle Springs Elementary
Feagin Mill Middle - Sonja Wright
Huntington Middle - Miranda Mercer
Kings Chapel Elementary - Coach Cathy Karchella
Lake Joy Elementary
Langston Road Elementary - Shelly Osbourne
Lindsey Elementary - Kristalyn May
Matt Arthur Elementary - Sadie Carver
Miller Elementary - Sandra Williams
Morningside Elementary - Coach Jeffrey Whitaker
Mossy Creek Middle School - Natalie Rainwater and Lindsay Gentry
Northside Middle -Ronda Caldwell
Perdue Elementary - Tami Winge
Pearl Stephens Elementary - Coach Donna Lowry
Perry Middle - Lisa Moss
Quail Run Elementary - Coach David Erpelding
Russell Elementary: - Grace Lee
Shirley Hills Elementary - LeAnn Buttrom
Thomson Middle - Kimberly Tinsley
Tucker Elementary - Katherine Whiddon
Warner Robins Middle - Aimee Bagwell
Westside Elementary - 4th Grade: Amber Bowling, Henry Jones, Mrs. King and Kaynetha Walker
5th Grade: Linroccus Hampton, Nikki Melonson, Karen Phillips and Monica Troullier
Meetings held at 4-H Office:
4-H at the 4-H Office: *For 4th-8th Grade* Homeschool and for those without a teacher sponsor *Dates available upon request.
Sigma Lambda Chi: Contact us at 478-987-2028
We are still in search of teacher sponsors. Requirements: Certified Faculty Members willing to be present for before- or after-school meetings of 45 minutes to one hour for 7 months. (September-March, omitting December)
Georgia 4-H Project Achievement
Description of Learning Experience:
The first Corn Club of 1904 selected and completed projects and shared the results. This first 4-H club also held the first Project Achievement Competition. 4-H project Achievement is a self-directed individual competition including presentations and, when age appropriate, a documented record of project work, leadership, and service based on experiential learning activities. Youth at ages nine to nineteen have the opportunity to explore an area of interest and share their knowledge through a competitive process designed o meet youth development and age appropriate standards. Projects are offered in more than 50 different areas with nearly every topic of interest or educational area available for exploration and presentation.
- Acquire an understanding of a subject matter in a given project area
- Develop skills in researching, assembling, and presenting information
- Develop and enhance qualities of integrity, sportsmanship, cooperation, and self-confidence
- Develop skills in leadership, service, and communication
- (7th-12th) Develop skills in planning and conducting leadership and service activities
- (7th-12th) Prepare written information highlighting personal accomplishments in project work, leadership, and service
Are you interested in becoming a 4-H'er? Fill out the enrollment card and bring or mail it to your local Extension Office.