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General Information

4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in the United States. Georgia 4-H provides educational opportunities and life skill development experiences throughout the state. Georgia 4-H reaches over 182,000 young people each year. Students learn life skills, form attitudes that will enable them to become productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through hands-on learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communications skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

In Rabun County, youth in grades 5-12 may enroll as members in a club and choose projects that interest them. These youth develop many workforce skills while working on their projects, including leadership, decision-making, record keeping, public speaking, and teamwork. 

What is the mission of Georgia 4-H?
 
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through "hands-on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
 
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.
 
4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
 

Cloverleaf 4-H

Cloverleaf 4-H'ers are 4th, 5th, and 6th grade 4-H members that meet in their respective classrooms at the Elementary and Middle school during the school day. Meetings focus on developing leadership skills through club officers and public speaking skills through oral demonstrations. An educational program is conducted each month.
 

Junior 4-H

Junior 4-H'ers are 7th & 8th grade 4-H members. Meetings focus on community service, leadership development, and public speaking. Junior 4-H’ers have the opportunity to attend weekend events and other educational competitions such as Junior Conference and Consumer Judging.

Senior 4-H

Seniors 4-H'ers are 9th - 12th grade 4-H members. Meetings are planned and conducted by club officers and the 4-H Educator. Meetings focus on civic engagement, group activities and 4-H development. Senior 4-H’ers have the opportunity to attend weekend events and other educational competitions such as Fall Forum and Judging Events.

How to Join Rabun County 4-H

All youth, grades 5-12, residing in Rabun County may join 4-H. To find out more about the Rabun County 4-H program or to enroll as a 4-H member or volunteer leader, contact the Rabun County Extension Office. The phone number is (706) 782-3113.

 

County Council

  • President: Carson Carpenter
  • Vice-President: Melanie Beck
  • Junior Board Member: Peyton Hicks
  • Junior Board Member: Emma Beck

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What Do The Four H's Represent?

The first H represents the Head. We use our heads to think, plan, reason and learn.
The second H represents the Heart. Our hearts are used to be loyal and dedicated.
The third H represents the Hands. We use our hands to help others and do fun things.
The fourth H represents the Health. Without health, it is very hard to do anything else.

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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

The 4-H motto is "To Make the Best Better". This motto helps to encourage 4-H'ers not to settle for the present but to always strive to make things better.

4-H Slogan

The 4-H slogan is "Learn by Doing". This slogan is a constant incentive to motivate 4-H'ers to strive toward acquiring new skills and knowledge.

4-H Colors

The 4-H colors are green and white. Green represents life, springtime, and youth. The white symbolizes purity.

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