4-H Youth Development
4-H creates a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change! 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 and awareness, leadership, communication skills, food and nutrition, health, and citizenship.
Kasey Hall has been with UGA/Jasper County Extension since July, 2008.
Prior to coming to Jasper County, she served as 4-H Agent in Worth County for seven years and University of Tennessee in Roane County for 16 months.
What is 4-H?
4-H is an educational youth program focusing on the needs, interests and concerns of young people. Our aim is to help Monroe youth gain a positive self-concept, develop social skills and decision-making abilities, and learn subject knowledge needed for a productive life. 4-H members develop leadership and citizenship skills through individual project work, group activities, community service and school meetings. We are the youth division of the UGA Extension program. 4-H began as corn and tomato clubs, but has evolved to become the largest youth organization in the world.
Who is Eligible?
Any youth ages 9-19 may join 4-H. However, we do have some programs to include younger children.
When are 4-H Meetings?
Students in 5th and 6th grades have in-school 4-H meetings during the school year. 7th and 8th and high school students have clubs meetings after school.
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no charge to join 4-H. Some optional activities may have a small charge.
How to Speak 4-H
Cloverbuds: K-3rd grade 4-H members
Cloverleafs: 4th-6th grade 4-H members
Juniors: 7th-8th grade 4-H members
Seniors: 9th-12th grade 4-H members
County Extension Agent: Off-campus UGA faculty members serving Georgia counties by specializing in the areas of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H.
Program Assistant: A member of the Extension staff to help provide program support, teaching, and guidance to the 4-H program.
Volunteer Leader: Interested parents and leaders who donate their time to help with the Monroe County 4-H Program.
AmeriCorps Member: A member of the Extension staff that supports a wide range of local service programs that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
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 the following core values: Agriculture, Citizenship, Communication Skills, Environment, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Leadership.
To make the best better.
I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.
I believe in the training of my head for the power it will give me to think, plan and to reason.
I believe in the training of my heart for the nobleness it will give me to be kind, sympathetic and true.
I believe in the training of my hands for the ability it will give me to be helpful, skillful, and useful.
I believe in the training of my health for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease, and to work efficiently.
I believe in my country, my state, and my community and in my responsibility for their development. In all these things
I believe, and am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment.
A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
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.
4-H Tech Changemakers 4-H'ers throughout Georgia helped 5,400 adults improve their digital literacy in 2021-22.
Natural Wonderland Georgia 4-H's Environmental Education program builds deep connections between students and nature.
Georgia 4-H Leader Biersmith has served in support and leadership positions with Georgia 4-H since 2003.