UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Our 4-H Mission

To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will help them to become self-motivated , productive and contributing citizens.

What Is 4-H?

4-H is part of the UGA Extension in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H assists young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society through "hands-on" learning experiences.

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If you’re anxious about your child wearing a face covering this fall, you’re not alone.

UGA Helpful Mask Tips for youth

Supporting youth mental health and well-being

A recent survey commissioned by the National 4‑H Council and conducted by the Harris Poll found that 7 in 10 teens are struggling with their Mental Health in the wake of COVID-19.


Monthly In-School Clubs - Monthly meetings with educational messages for approximately 600 students.

Monthly Club Meeting Dates

School Dates

  • Middle School                       1st Full week Mon - Wed. of every month
  • Blackburn Elementary         2nd Tuesday and Thursday of every month
  • Long Branch Elementary     1st  Thursday of every month
  • Lumpkin Co. Elementary     2nd Tuesday of every month


Lumpkin County 4-H Offers Camp, District Project Achievement and Judging Events:

Summer 4-H Activities Interest Form
This form will help the Lumpkin County 4-H office gauge interest in our summer activities, including 4-H Summer Camp. Once COVID regulations are released from the State 4-H Office, we will reach out will details about available 4-H events. We are excited to spend the summer with our 4-H'ers!  Contact the Lumpkin County Extension Office at 706-864-2275 or visit us at 26 Johnson Street for more information.  

District Project Achievement

Cloverleaf Project Achievement is one of the most prominent 4-H competitions held. It helps 4-H'ers develop both verbal and written communication skills while giving them the opportunity to research or study a topic of their interest.  4-H'ers in the 5th and 6th grade level researches their topic and prepares a 4-6 minute demonstration with posters. These demonstrations are given at a 4-H event where they compete against 4-H'ers from other counties while developing their public speaking skills.

Cloverleaf District Project Achievement for 5th & 6th Grade will be held March 20th next year; at Blairsville. 4H Project achievement is really just an awesome show and tell! Its 4-hers chance to tell what their passionate about! Love Bugs? How about photography? Cooking? Sports? The list goes on and on. After presenting, we will all participate in a FREE, FUN and SURPRISE ADVENTURE! You won't want to miss out!

The deadline to attend next year is set for January 28th; drop off your code of conduct and Medical forms and the payment to the 4-H office. Do not turn paperwork or money into the school; it must be received at the 4-H office to ensure your spot.

Project Achievement for Junior & Senior 4-H'ers is a two part process involving the preparation of a 4-H Portfolio and a demonstration (6-10 minutes for Juniors and 8-12 minutes for Seniors) in one of the many project areas. The 4-H Portfolio is a written record of their involvement in their selected project area and other activities. By preparing a portfolio, young people learn the skills needed to complete resumes, college applications and scholarship applications.

Junior and Senior Project Achievement will be held March 5th-7th next year at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. There is no cost to participate in this exciting weekend, but 4-H’ers will need money for dinner on the way to Rock Eagle. We will also be traveling on Sunday to watch the UGA Bulldogs Baseball team as an award trip for attending DPA. The 4-H'ers will need to bring money for dinner while attending the game. Preparation of a 4-H Portfolio will start in November 2020 at the workshops. The deadline to attend this year is set for December 18th; portfolios must be received at the 4-H office on or before the deadline to ensure your spot.

Public Speaking is one of the biggest fears for most Americans. 4-H'ers who competes in Project Achievement learns to develop their public speaking skills, as well as improve overall self-confidence.

Georgia 4-H Resource information for parents for project achievement:

4-H has leadership opportunities designed to encourage youth to develop their leadership, organization, group discussion process and decision making skills.


4-H Junior Leadership Conference


Who Can Attend?

Junior Leadership Conference is open to 7th and 8th grade 4-H members. The conference offers 4-H’ers a chance to develop their leadership skills, meet and interact with youth from across the state. Also they view state leadership in action, while connecting with the State 4-H Youth Leadership Team.

While at Junior Leadership Conference delegates will:

  • Learn about opportunities available to youth leaders, including regional and state leadership teams, state committees, events, etc.

  • Explore assorted 4-H projects in depth with hands-on activities. This gives them the information and activities to take back to their local clubs and start using the leadership skills they have learned.

  • Participate in active games that they can take back to their local clubs and use to build their leadership skills.

  • Interact with 4-H members from across the state. This allows the delegates to learn about 4-H programming in different counties and make new friendships.

Fundraiser's and Community Service Projects:

  • Rabies Clinic –  Lumpkin County 4-H will hold its annual Rabies Clinic from 12:00pm to 2:00pm this spring at the Lumpkin County Middle School.  The University of Georgia continues to work closely with the University Health Center, the University System of Georgia, and local and state public health officials to monitor Covid-19. The top priority in these uncertain times remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, 4-H members and our community. Therefore, social distancing protocols and mandatory mask must be worn during the Rabies Clinic.  Pets must be leashed or in a crate/carrier. Be patient! Our Rabies Clinic looks much different this year, so bare with our volunteers as we try to keep you and your pets as safe as possible.

  • Thank you to VCA Chestatee Animal Hospital for donating ALL proceeds to the Lumpkin County 4H. 
  • This fundraiser provides more than 750 Lumpkin students with unique, educational, and hands-on experiences; but, it also serves as very needed service to our community. Vaccinations are offered at highly reduced rates for pet owners, thanks to the generous donations, amazing volunteers, doctors, and staff at VCA Chestatee Animal Hospital. Monies raised from the clinic are used to help send our 4-H members to District Project Achievement, STEM events, and summer camps each year, along with several other district competitions. Mark your calendars to come out and support 4-H and get your furry family member up to date on their shots! If you need assistance with your pets, please call  VCA Chestatee Animal Hospital @ 706-864-1005.  Please contact the Lumpkin County Extension Office for more information at 706-864-2275 or  

  • Gold Rush Parking – This community service project offers Handicap Parking for the festival October each year.

  • Annual Plant Sale -- The Lumpkin County 4-H and Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners are ready to provide beautiful, quality plants once again offered through our annual plant sale. This is your opportunity to fulfill your gardening goals by ordering superior plants, among them many unusual items.  
  • The pre-order plant Sale this year will have ONE DAY ONLY plant pick-up date on Saturday, April 24, from 9:00am to NOON at the Lumpkin County Roads/Recycling Department, 1646 Red Oak Flats Road in Dahlonega. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will be having the plant pickup as a drive thru this year. You are asked to please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle.

Stay safe, and thank you again for your continued support!             

If you have questions please call 706-864-2275 for further information.


SAFE Program

Lumpkin County BB Team


Homeschool programs at the Wahsega 4-H Center

Winter Day Programs Sessions 2020-2021

Below are some of the hands on envirommental education classses available at Wahsega:
Geocaching, Herpetoloy, Archery, Ecology, Pioneer Life, and Entomology, please click the link below.
For more information on Wahsega programs that are available:

4-H Forms and More Information about 4-H


Become a Volunteer

The Lumpkin County 4-H club relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly judging events, community service fundraisers and 4-H activities. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.

Volunteer today!

4-H Emblem

The emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf. The letters in the emblem represent; Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Use of the emblem is approved per regulations by the state 4-H office.

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.

4-H Motto

"To make the Best Better''

Contact Information

For more information about Lumpkin County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact the County Extension Office at or call (706) 864-2275.

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