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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. 

Percy Hunter Stone, the first Black 4-H state leader in Georgia, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2022.
Percy Hunter Stone Percy Hunter Stone, the first Black 4-H state leader in Georgia, was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2022.
Georgia 4-H students gain critical-thinking skills and consumer economics knowledge to become informed consumers.
Consumer Judging Georgia 4-H students gain critical-thinking skills and consumer economics knowledge to become informed consumers.
Lexi Pritchard, a 12th grade 4-H’er from Oconee County, won first place individual at the National Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky, held Nov. 15-16 as part of the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference.
National 4-H Poultry Judging Lexi Pritchard, a 12th grade 4-H’er from Oconee County, won first place individual at the National Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky, held Nov. 15-16 as part of the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference.
Through Well Connected Communities, UGA Extension works to improve Georgian access to health care.
Well Connected Communities Through Well Connected Communities, UGA Extension works to improve Georgian access to health care.
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