Project S.A.F.E Teams
What is Project S.A.F.E. ?
Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is an active program, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The program is curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities. The program uses experiential learning and positive interactions with youth and adult role models to help young people develop self-concept, self-assurance and a positive self-image.
The program promotes responsibility, decision-making and identifying realistic, personal goals. Participants may elect to compete at a level appropriate for their abilities or pursue other objectives. Participants have shown high achievement in the field, shop or classroom and on target range, but personal development for young people and leaders is the real objective. The program strives to make "every kid a winner," and to "make the best better."
Like other 4-H projects, S.A.F.E. has a subject matter base. It has strong links to natural resources, wildlife, outdoor recreation and safety. The content is drawn from sports medicine, psychology, education, biological and physical sciences engineering, mathematics, technology, as well as American traditions, folklore and history.
Jackson County Offers the following S.A.F.E. Shooting Teams:
- 5 Meter BB
- 22 Rimfire
Project S.A.F.E Archery Team
SAFE Archery Coaches:
Lead Coaches: Ronnie Whaley, Bryan Barnett, Mark Gipson
Travis Beason, Stephen Fowler, Melissa Fowler, and Ty Beason
Youth Grades: 4th - 12th
Archery team begins in late September
Archers must have their own equipment
Open House: TBA 2022
For more information on the 4-H Project S.A.F.E Archery Team please contact the 4-H office (706) 367-6344.
Project S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
Coaches: Cecil "CJ" Sykes, Wayne Dills
Volunteer Leader: Arleen Byrum
Youth Grades: 9th - 12th
The shotgun season begins in January
The shooter must possess a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun and ear/eye protection. The shooter must also purchase rounds for each practice/tournament and targets when necessary.
Project S.A.F.E. BB Team
Coaches: Wayne Dills, Ron Slizewski, and Alreen Byrum
Youth Grades: 4th - 9th
BB 101 (Introduction to BB) begins in September - December.
Competition BB Team begins January - May
BB 101 youth can join the competition upon completion of BB 101.
No equipment is necessary.
Project S.A.F.E. 22 Rimfire
Coaches: Wayne Dills, Ron Slizewski, and Tim Knight
Youth Grades: 9th - 12th
Competition BB Team members advance to the SAFE 22 Rimfire team.
You must own your own 22 Rifle and provide ammo for the season.
The season begins in January. Call our office to speak to a 4-H Staff member for registration.