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What is 4-H?

The Georgia 4-H Program is part of the educational outreach of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world. Our youth develop many workforce skills including leadership, decision making, record keeping, public speaking and teamwork.

4-H Mission

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, agricultural awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.

4-Her's are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.

4-H Pledge

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.

                                        - Written by Otis Hall

4-H Colors

The 4-H colors are green and white.  Green represents life, springtime, and youth.  White represents purity.

4-H Slogan

"Learn by Doing"

An incentive to motivate members to strive toward acquiring new skills and knowledge.


4-H Symbol

The symbol of a green 4-Leaf clover with a white H on each leaf to represent head, heart, health and hand.

4-H Motto

"To Make the Best Better"

Helps to encourage members not to settle for the present, but to always strive to make things better.