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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. 

Virtual youth development series helps 4-H youth learn important life skills.
Adulting 101 Virtual youth development series helps 4-H youth learn important life skills.
Spence, a former member of Georgia 4-H's Clovers and Company, was the runner up in the finale of the 2021 American Idol season.
From 4-H to Hollywood Spence, a former member of Georgia 4-H's Clovers and Company, was the runner up in the finale of the 2021 American Idol season.
Youth participating in the quiz bowl demonstrate knowledge of dairy-related topics in a competitive environment.
Know Your Dairy Youth participating in the quiz bowl demonstrate knowledge of dairy-related topics in a competitive environment.
The winners and their coaches will be honored at the Georgia State 4-H Congress Awards banquet along with all other senior state winners in July.
4-H SAFE Event The winners and their coaches will be honored at the Georgia State 4-H Congress Awards banquet along with all other senior state winners in July.
We're Here To Help For more information about Georgia 4-H, contact your local county Extension Office.
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Georgia 4-H Website Learn more about all of the programs and events that 4-H has to offer across the state.
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