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What is 4-H?

Georgia 4-H empowers youth to learn, discover and create to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 

As the youth development program for UGA Cooperative Extension, 4-H educates young people in every county across the state. The largest youth leadership organization in the state, 4-H reaches more than 242,000 people annually through county Extension offices and 4-H facilities.



Who do I contact to learn more and sign up?

In Georgia, UGA Extension faculty and staff members based on the state staff and through counties work with adult and teen volunteer leaders to implement 4-H programs. For more information about Georgia 4-H in your area, contact your local county Extension Office

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Youth development rooted in social science

Across our curricula and programs, the national 4-H essential elements below are embedded into the learning experience to promote positive youth development:

  • Mastery: Youth need to feel and believe they are capable and they must experience success at solving problems and meeting challenges.
  • Generosity: Youth need to feel their lives have meaning and purpose.
  • Belonging: Youth need to know they are cared about by others and feel a sense of connection to others.
  • Independence: Youth need to know that they are able to influence people and events through decision-making and action. 

Ben Hill County 4-H team swept the competition, earning the national championship in the Consumer Decision Making Contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado.
National 4-H Winners Ben Hill County 4-H team swept the competition, earning the national championship in the Consumer Decision Making Contest at the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado.
Georgia 4-H, part of UGA Extension, will use this critical funding to make improvements to the largest 4-H facility in Georgia.
Rock Eagle Improvements Georgia 4-H, part of UGA Extension, will use this critical funding to make improvements to the largest 4-H facility in Georgia.
The contest includes judging four classes with situations that implore participants to rank choices based on the need of a hypothetical consumer.
Winners and Master 4-H'ers The contest includes judging four classes with situations that implore participants to rank choices based on the need of a hypothetical consumer.
No matter your priorities in 2022, UGA Extension has research-based education to support your goals all year.
New Year's Resolutions No matter your priorities in 2022, UGA Extension has research-based education to support your goals all year.
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