UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM. Office is closed daily 12 PM - 1 PM for lunch.
Office: 229-333-5185


Poster of a 4-H'er rock climbing beside text reading Georgia, Head, Heart, Hands, Health.

About 4-H

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. 4-H reaches every corner of our nation—from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can. Parents love the proven results, kids love that 4-H is FUN!


Any person, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member. Youth who are in grades 4 through 12 may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups. Children must be at least 9 years of age to participate. 4-H does not charge dues or require uniforms. However, there are fees and dress associated with certain events and programs.

4-H Motto

To Make the Best Better

4-H Vision

A world in which youth and adults learn, grown, and work together as catalysts for positive change.

4-H Core Values

Agriculture, Citizenship, Communication, Environment, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Leadership


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