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4-H Youth Development

Laurens County 4-H'ers participating in community service event

4-H in Georgia 

Georgia 4-H is the primary youth outreach program of the University of Georgia. Since 1904, 4-H has been teaching the young people of Georgia leadership, citizenship, and communication. Reaching nearly 170,000 members, Georgia 4-H continues to positively shape the lives of its members. Georgia 4-H provides experiences for young people to learn by doing. They receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Visit to find more information about 4-H in Georgia.

The four H’s symbolize the development of the HEAD (to think, plan and reason), the HEART (to be concerned with the welfare of others, accept the responsibility of citizenship and develop positive attitudes), the HANDS (to be useful, helpful and skillful) and HEALTH (to practice healthy living, enjoy life and use time wisely). 4-H is a major partner in education. Lessons taught, experiences shared and information presented in 4-H is based on the research of the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University.

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4-H in Laurens County

Laurens County Extension offers 4-H to students in the 4th grade to the 12th grade. Laurens County 4-H is fortunate enough to be in the classrooms of all 5th grade students in the Laurens County School District and the Dublin City School District. We meet with Middle School 4-H'ers before school at East Laurens Middle School and West Laurens Middle School. We meet with High School 4-H'ers after school.

Laurens County 4-H offers various county activities including club meetings, summer classes, summer camps for all ages, community service projects, and various contests and fundraisers. We participate in many area an state level activities including Poultry Judging, Consumer Judging and Cotton Boll, Project Achievement, 4-H Day at Atlanta History Center, 4-H Day at the Capital, 4-H Day at Stone Mountain, Mercer Medical Day, State 4-H Council, Fall Forum, Junior and Senior Conference, State 4-H Congress, and much more! Laurens County 4-H also offer many other specialty clubs including Project S.A.F.E. Clubs: BB, Shotgun, and 22 Rifle, Horse Club, Livestock Showing Team (Hogs, Goats, and Cows).


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