UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

General Info


What is 4-H?

4-H is a YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM for 4th through 12th graders. 

We are part of University of Georgia Extension in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H helps young people 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.

The 4-H motto is "To make the best better!" 

4-H provides local specialty clubs (on ANY topic!), statewide competitive teams and events (in agriculture, life skills, performing arts, and more), community service opportunities, summer camps, STEM activities, and fun field trips - all focused on kids learning by doing and working to fulfill the 4-H pledge:  

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4-H Pledge. I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to a larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.4-H Levels:

Cloverleaf: 4th-6th graders

Junior: 7th-8th graders

Senior: 9th-12th graders

McIntosh 4-H

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.