UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

NECESSARY PAPERWORK-Required for all 4-H events annually, July 1-June 30.  PLEASE NOTE: several must be signed by parent AND child.




River-rescue-dayLee Carpenter taught river rescue techniques to our WC 4-H Outdoor Adventure Camp participants.

Come VOLUNTEER with White County 4-H!

Start by submitting the application.


What is 4-H?

4-H is the nation’s largest youth leadership development organization empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime and Georgia is proud to be one of the largest state programs in the country with almost 170,000 active 4-H’ers across the state.
The four H’s symbolize the development of the HEAD (to think, plan and reason), the HEART (to be concerned with the welfare of others, accept the responsibility of citizenship and develop positive attitudes), the HANDS (to be useful, helpful and skillful) and HEALTH (to practice healthy living, enjoy life and use time wisely). 4-H is a major partner in education. Lessons taught, experiences shared and information presented in 4-H is based on the research of the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University.

What Do The Four H's Represent?

The first H represents the Head. We use our heads to think, plan, reason and learn.
The second H represents the Heart. Our hearts are used to be loyal and dedicated.
The third H represents the Hands. We use our hands to help others and do fun things.
The fourth H represents the Health. Without health, it is very hard to do anything else.

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.

4-H Motto

To Make The Best Better

4-H Slogan

Learn By Doing

4-H Colors

Green and White

Upcoming Events
  • Nov 26 - Dec 1 National 4-H Congress 4-H Event
    • Atlanta, GA - (69.0 Miles)
  • Nov 30 Budgeting and Beyond - Poverty Simulation Are you looking for ways to budget and save your money? Join us for this free virtual series. Agents and educators from the University of Georgia and Fort Valley State University will present various topics related to budgeting and saving money each Tuesday in November from 12p to 1p. Topics include: Budgeting Basics, Energy Efficiency in the Home, Taste Buds on a Budget, Cutting Costs with Coupons, and a Poverty Simulation. To register, visit
    • Virtual Event
  • Dec 3 - Dec 5 Project SAFE Certified Coaches' Training 4-H SAFE training
    • Eatonton, GA - (93.0 Miles)
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4H-plant-saleWC 4-H Garden Club members having their first plant sale!

What is the mission of Georgia 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, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.


Girls-transplant-seedlingsGarden club members Emma Cheatum and Sawyer Edwards work on transplanting some seedlings.