UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Our Program


4-H is a major outreach program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H works in cooperation with the public school system, the University of Georgia, and partners in the state government to provide positive learning experiences for youth.

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

Our mission is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens.

Our vision is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.

Our core values are: agriculture, citizenship, communication, environment, family and consumer sciences, and leadership.

How to Join

  • 4-H'ers in grades 1-3 are referred to as Cloverbuds.
  • 4-H'ers in grades 4-6 are referred to as Cloverleafs.
  • 4-H'ers in grades 7-8 are referred to as Juniors.
  • 4-H'ers in grades 9-12 are referred to as Seniors.

Youth in grades 1-12 may enroll as members in a club and choose projects that interest them. We regularly conduct in-school meetings for all 5th grade classes in public schools, after-school meetings, community club meetings for children in 1-12 grades that do not have in-school meetings.

Simply click on the enrollment form below, fill it out and return it to out office, or come to the office and fill one out!

Walker County 4-H Staff

Why Choose 4-H from Georgia 4-H Alumna Jennifer Nettles