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4-H Youth Development

What Is 4-H?
4-H is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. 4-H's mission is to assist youth in becoming self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society through "hands-on" learning experiences.

Who Can Join 4-H?
Any youth ages 9-19 is eligible to join 4-H. Being a member of 4-H is free. Every public elementary school in Spalding County has 4-H Clubs in their 5th-grade classes. 4-H. Contact the Extension Office for information about enrolling in 4-H. 


Are you interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer? If so click here for more information and to fill out an application.


School Club Meetings

5th Grade & 6th Grade
4-H holds monthly club meetings in the 5th and 6th-grade classrooms at public and private Spalding County schools. These meetings are held during the school day for one class period. A curriculum correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards is used for club meetings.

All 5th graders in the county are enrolled as Cloverleaf members of Spalding County 4-H. 4-H'ers will bring home monthly newsletters with information about upcoming activities.

6th graders are given a choice to attend monthly club meetings at school.

Middle School

Middle School meetings are held at Carver Road, Cowan Road, Kennedy Road, and Rehoboth Road Middle Schools. These meetings are held monthly during the school day and are optional.

4-H'ers will bring home monthly newsletters with information about upcoming activities.

Home Schoolers and students who attend a school where 4-H meetings are not held are welcome to attend Clover Council (5th & 6th grades) and County Council (7th-12th grades). Clover Council and County Council club meetings are held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. at the Spalding County 4-H Office.


Spalding county Senior team wins 3rd in Virtual State Food Challenge

SPALDING COUNTY 4-H’ERS COMPETE IN VIRTUAL STATE FOOD CHALLENGE CONTEST

On

Winners announced September 29, 2020 via YouTube Live

At:

Georgia 4-H YouTube channel


ATHENS, Ga. (September 29, 2020, 2020) – Seven Senior Teams and two Junior Teams of Georgia 4-H’ers from across the state participated in the state level virtual Georgia 4-H Food Challenge Contest. Only the top two teams from each district competition advanced to the state level contest. The state Food Challenge contest was conducted virtually, with each team submitting a video of their presentation. The Georgia 4-H Food Challenge is a competition that focuses on the basics of healthy living, nutrition, food safety and preparation. This contest challenges teams of 4-H members to plan a dish using only a predetermined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must plan the preparation of a dish, then make a presentation about it for judges. The contest objectives are to provide opportunities for participants to exhibit their knowledge and skill when planning and presenting a dish, provide opportunities for participants to learn from other team members, promote teamwork, give participants opportunities for public speaking, provide leadership opportunities, and to give 4-H members the opportunity to participate in an exciting and competitive event. In the Junior contest, Chatham County took home the top honors, with Madison County placing second. In the senior event, Cobb County placed first. Dougherty County placed second, and Spalding County placed third. The first place senior team is awarded master status and will be eligible to compete in the National 4-H Food Challenge next year, conditions permitting. The second place senior team is eligible to compete in the Great American Seafood Cookoff, conditions permitting.


Senior Competition

Senior 1st Place Team: Cobb County (Venya Gunjal, Laura Harriss, & Quadriyah Williams)
Senior 2nd Place Team: Dougherty County (Shelsie Byrd, Kirsten Hayes, & Skyler Middleton)
Senior 3rd Place Team: Spalding County (Jhaycee Barnes, Kaylee Collins, Heather Dorn, & Hope Stewart) Coach: 4-H Program Assistant Rebekah Hanson

The 2020 Georgia 4-H Food Showcase is made possible by our generous sponsors, Georgia Grown and Rhea Bentley.
Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become true leaders by developing necessary life skills, positive relationships and community awareness. As the largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 175,000 people annually through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices and 4-H facilities.

For more information contact
Spalding County Extension at 770-467-4225
Email: uge2255@uga.edu or visit
www.ugaextension.org/spalding

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L to R Kaylee Collins, Jhaycee Barnes, Hope Stewart, Heather Dorn
 


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