UGA Extension Office

4-H Basics

What is Georgia 4-H?                      Worth County UGA Extension logo and 4-H logo


A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalyst for positive change


To assist youth in acquiring knowledge, develop life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing member of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agricultural awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation and citizenship.  

4-H Colors:

The 4-H colors are green and white. Green represents life, springtime, and youth. The white symbolizes purity.

4-H Pledge:

Written by Otis Hall, the 4-H Pledge is as follows.

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 Slogan:

The 4-H slogan is "Learn by Doing". This slogan is a constant incentive to motivate 4-H'ers to strive toward acquiring new skills and knowledge.  

4-H Motto:

The 4-H motto is "To Make the Best Better". This motto helps to encourage 4-H'ers not to settle for the present but to always strive to make things better.

4-H Symbol:

The 4-H symbol is a green 4 leaf clover with a white H on each leaf representing head, heart, health, and hand.

4-H logo