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4-H Youth Development


Welcome to McDuffie County 4-H! On this page you will find information about activities, events, dates, forms, newsletters, contact information, and more. McDuffie County 4-H consists of nearly 700 4-H'ers and is led by the 4-H Agent, 4-H Program Assistant, and certified adult and teen leaders.

So, what is 4-H...?

4-H is all about "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agriculture, the environment, family and consumer science, and leadership. These areas are the context in which we help student acquire knowledge and develop life skills that will enable them to become self-directing and productive members of society.

How do I join…?

Any youth ages 9-19 are eligible to join 4-H.

All students in the 5th and 6th grade will participate in club meetings at school. This is where they will join and meet once a month. This is also where they will receive information about after school activities.

Student in the 7th - 12th grades will also be given the opportunity to join 4-H during the first club day of each year. Meetings will be after school either at the school or the 4-H office.

Parents and students are welcome to visit the McDuffie County Extension office, in the Old Courthouse, to sign up for 4-H.

Home schoolers, we want you too! Please call the Extension office or come by and visit so we know you are interested.

4-H Groups

Every month, each 4-H group meets with the County Extension 4-H Program Assistant. For 4-H Meeting dates and locations, please call (706) 595-1815.

  • Cloverleaf Group - 5th and 6th graders.
  • Junior Group - 7th and 8th graders.
  • Senior Group - 9th thru 12th graders.

Pop Tabs

If you are interested in collecting Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House you may print out this Pop Tab flyer to learn more information.

For general information, please visit the Georgia 4-H website.

McDuffie County 4-H Home School Club

Are you interested in joining a fun and educational club? If you are interested, please contact our office for more information.

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.