UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?

4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization — empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime!

Youth are given a chance to "learn by doing" in a safe, inclusive environment. Young people gain skills and knowledge through hands-on project work, classes, workshops, judging events, camps and other engaging activities.

If you're ready for an exciting year filled with fun, educational activities and events, join 4-H today!           


Who is eligible for 4-H?

Youth in 4th through 12th grades may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups. Troup County does not currently have 2019-2020 school year programming for youth under the 4th grade.

There are no dues or required uniforms; some events may have fees or dress code associated with them.

Three main, age-based levels of programming exist in Troup County 4-H:

  • Cloverleaf (4th - 6th grade)
  • Junior (7th & 8th grade)
  • Senior (9th - 12th grade)

Any person, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.

Group of youth standing in front of fairgroundsDay at the Georgia National Fair
Four youth standing outdoors beneath a sign that reads "TreeTop Adventure"Fun Day at Callaway (a reward trip for some of the 4-Hers that participated in our Spring Fundraiser.
Group of youth standing on either side of a Christmas treeHoliday Pajama and Movie Night celebration
Valentine's Day Heart painted on canvas with a 4-H Clover in the middleThis heart painted on canvas was just one art project done as a community service project for our local nursing home residents.
Email Troup County 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.