UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Outdoor Classroom

Even though we have been affected with COVID-19, just like everyone else, we are still able to offer valuable information and curriculum to the 4th and 5th graders in Lee County.  Thank you to our partnerships with Twin Oaks Elementary and Lee County Elementary, along with some community partners, we are able to offer the youth in those schools education through an outdoor classroom.  This year, we are teaching and participating in the Great Pollinator Census.  We are looking forward to a fun and educational year!

 

 


Outdoor Classroom
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Project Achievement for 7th-12th graders

This is a weekend competition at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in early February.  This competition teaches resume building skills, public speaking, and presentation skills.  We start working in November and finish in February.  If our high school competitors win at this level, they will win the opportunity to represent Southwest District at State 4-H Congress and compete for Master 4-H Status.  Also at this event, 7th and 9th-11th graders will have the opportunity to run for a District Officer position to represent Lee County and Southwest District.  You must complete a 2 minute campaign speech and posters.  Let us know if you are interested!


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Junior Conference

Due to COVID-19, this year's Junior Conference has been cancelled. Do make plans to attend our conference in 2021!

Junior Conference is a two day recreational and educational opportunity planned for 4-H’ers in the 6th through 8th grades.   It is November 7-8, 2020 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The weekend includes a mix of workshops and education sessions, along with opportunities for community service and exhibits, planned by and led by the Junior Board of Directors.  Recreational programs for 4-H’ers are included to allow 4-H’ers to interact with youth from all over Georgia.  Educational workshops, community service, and recreation are led by high school-aged teen leaders. If you would like to attend or apply to teach a class, please contact us!


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SAFE Shooting Sports

Lee County 4-H is the proud home of an award winning 4-H Shotgun Team.  This team is open to 7th-12th graders.  Registration will begin in November.  The shooter must have their Hunter’s Safety card to register.  Practices will begin in February and are typically 2 days a week.  The season ends on Mother’s Day weekend with the state match at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.


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4-H Agent and Educator

Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.

4-H Resources:
Summer Camp
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
Environmental Education
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
Livestock Program
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
Project Achievement
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
Project S.A.F.E.
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.