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What is 4-H?

What is 4-H?

4-H is an educational youth program focusing on the needs, interests and concerns of young people. Our aim is to help Oconee youth gain a positive self-concept, develop social skills and decision-making abilities, and learn subject knowledge needed for a productive life. 4-H members develop leadership and citizenship skills through individual project work, group activities, community service and school meetings. We are the youth division of the UGA Extension program. 4-H began as corn and tomato clubs, but has evolved to become the largest youth organization in the world.

Who is Eligible?

Grade level determines participation in Georgia 4-H Programs, both in competitive and non-competitive events.  Oconee 4-H programs are for 5th graders through 12th graders.  However, we do have some programs to include younger children. 

When are 4-H Meetings?

Students in 5th-8th grades have in-school 4-H meetings during the school year. High school students meet after school.

How Much Does it Cost?

There is no charge to join 4-H. Some optional activities may have a cost associated with the event.




How to Speak 4-H

Cloverbuds: 2nd-4th grade 4-H members
Cloverleafs: 5th-6th grade 4-H members
Juniors: 7th-8th grade 4-H members
Seniors: 9th-12th grade 4-H members

County Extension Agent: Off-campus UGA faculty members serving Georgia counties by specializing in the areas of Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, or 4-H.

4-H Educator: A member of the Extension staff to help provide program support, teaching, and guidance to the 4-H program.

Volunteer Leader: Interested parents and leaders who donate their time to help with the Oconee County 4-H Program. They bring a variety of different backgrounds and skills to help provide 4-H'ers with learning opportunities and postive youth-adult experiences.

AmeriCorps Member: A member of the Extension staff that supports a wide range of local service programs that address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.  




5th Grade Enrollment: Each year, 5th Grade Oconee County 4-H'ers will submit an online enrollment form to register for 4-H. Click the link below to begin registration.

                                     Link: Online Enrollment Form