UGA Extension Office

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

Centerville Elementary - Stephanie Reeves and Amber Washington

Eagle Springs Elementary

Feagin Mill Middle - Sonja Wright

Hilltop Elementary

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 Elementary

Northside Middle -Ronda Caldwell

Parkwood Elementary

Perdue Elementary - Tami Winge

Pearl Stephens Elementary - Coach Donna Lowry

Perry Middle - Lisa Moss

Quail Run Elementary - Coach David Erpelding

Russell Elementary: - Grace Lee

Sacred Heart

Shirley Hills Elementary - LeAnn Buttrom

Thomson Middle - Kimberly Tinsley

Tucker Elementary - Katherine Whiddon

Warner Robins Middle - Aimee Bagwell

Westfield School

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.