UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

What is 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, food and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.  Washington County offers a variety of programs including in-school meetings, competitive events including project achievement and judging teams, shooting sports, community service projects, and summer 4-H camp. 

Who can join 4-H and how can I join?

Any youth residing in or attending school in Washington County in 4th - 12th grades may enroll in Washington County 4-H.  All students in the 4th - 8th grades in the Washington County public school system and 5th - 6th grade Brentwood students will enroll in 4-H at the beginning of the school year.  Other eligible youth may contact the Washington County 4-H office to receive enrollment information.

  • 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 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.

  • Clovers & Co.
  • The premiere  performing arts group for Georgia 4-H has a 35 year old history of excellence representing 4-H, UGA, the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, and Cooperative Extension.

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