4-H Youth Development
What is Georgia 4-H?
Georgia 4-H is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change!
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.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. 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.
4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
How do I join Fannin County 4-H?
5th graders at the three local elementary schools sign up for 4-H at the beginning of each new school year. This meeting is conducted at school. Monthly 4-H meetings are conducted in school throughout the school year.
Below are dates and times for afterschool 4-H meetings. Meetings are held at the 4-H office located at 205 Church Street in Blue Ridge, Georgia, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm.
6 - 12th grade: 1st Wednesday
3 - 5th grade: 2nd Wednesday
K - 2rd grade: 3rd Wednesday
Livestock Club (3rd - 12th) 1st Monday of each month
Garden Club (3rd - 12th) 2nd Monday of each month
Poultry Club (3rd - 12th) 3rd Monday of each month
"To Make the Best Better"
Below are some of the 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.
- Summer Camp
- County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the country. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer.
- Project Achievement
- This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
- Become a Volunteer
- The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
- Environmental Education
- The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
- Project S.A.F.E.
- Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
- Livestock program
- The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
- Clovers & Co.
- The premier performing arts group for Georgia 4-H has a 35 year old history of excellence representing 4-H, UGA, the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, and Cooperative Extension.
- Military programs
- UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.