UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Contact Philip Petway (FVSU County Extension Agent, 4-H) at for more information on our 4-H Program or call our office at 478-945-3391.

What is 4-H?

Georgia 4-H, a partner in public education, is youth and adults learning, growing and working together to experience and accomplish new directions.

Visit the Georgia 4-H website.

4-H Motto

"To Make The Best Better"

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!

Georgia 4-H Centers

UGA 4-H program has five centers for education located in different areas of the state. Each center offer 4-H Environmental Education and Summer Camp.

Want to Volunteer With 4-H? Apply Now!

Adult volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete a Volunteer Agreement, a Volunteer Screening Application, supply 3 non-related references, pass a background check, and complete the online training: "Georgia 4-H: Working with Youth & Managing Risk." Volunteer drivers must pass a Motor Vehicle screening (included in volunteer application).

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.