Explore our website to discover the many opportunities awaiting youth ages 9-19 who reside in Bibb County. 4-H is open to all youth in this age group regardless of race, color, sex, handicap or national origin. (Complete eligibility requirements may be reviewed here — Eligibility Guidelines.)
Bibb County 4-H offers in-school clubs to all Bibb County public elementary schools (5th grade) and middle schools, as well as private schools. Participation is decided by individual schools. For students who do not have school clubs available, two community clubs (Sigma Lambda Chi — 9th-12th graders and County Council — students 9 years old and 5th-8th graders) meet once monthly usually at the 4-H office, 145 First St. Upper Level, Macon, GA 31201 the first Monday of each month (unless this falls on a holiday) 7:00-8:00 p.m. Occasionally these meetings may be held at different locations or times.
A student must complete a 4-H enrollment card for the current school year. 4-H participants in school and community clubs complete the enrollment cards at their September meetings.
Other youth who are not already members through any of these clubs may pick up an enrollment card at the 4-H office, 145 First St. Upper Level, Macon, Georgia 31201 or download one here. All completed cards must be returned to the 4-H office.
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. The 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.
4-H is a major outreach program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Extension System and is part of the nationwide Extension network. 4-H works in cooperation with the public school system, the University of Georgia, and partners in the state and county government.
4-H'ers from across Middle Georgia completed the Certified 4-H Teen Leader Training at Camp John Hope. These young people learned about the role of a teen leader, characteristics of younger 4-H'ers, leading and teaching age appropriate activities for Cloverleafs and how to supervise children at summer camp.
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Also, become a member of the Bibb County 4-H Group to stay in touch and find out more detailed information on upcoming events and happenings!
Visit the Georgia 4-H Calendar for more information.
Clover Times - Cloverleaf 4-H'er Newsletter
Junior Journal - Junior 4-H'er Newsletter
Sigma Lambda Chi Gazette -Senior 4-H'er Newsletter
- Sigma Lambda Chi Gazette August 2014
- Sigma Lambda Chi Gazette September 2014
- Sigma Lambda Chi Gazette October 2014
- Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree
- Project Achievement
- Summer Camp
- Dean's Award
- Leadership In Action
- Georgia 4-H Ambassador Program
- Clovers & Company
- Citizenship Washington Focus
- Leadership Day at the Capitol
- State Council
- Fall Forum
- Junior Conference
- Annual 4-H Awards Program and Reception
- Summer Activities
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center (Eatonton, Georgia)
- Fortson 4-H Center (Hampton, Georgia)
- Burton 4-H Center (Tybee Island, Georgia)
- Jekyll Island 4-H Center (Jekyll Island, Georgia)
- Wahsega 4-H Center (Dahlonega, Georgia)
If you would like to become a Bibb County 4-H Volunteer Leader, please click here for further info and an application to complete. Applications should be returned to our office at 145 First St. Upper Level, Macon, GA 31201. A background check is done by UGA Human Resources in Athens. Two reference recommendations are also required. In addition, overnight chaperones must complete a training course (approximately 2 hrs.) before becoming certified leaders.
For more information about Bibb County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Kelle Ashley, Bibb County 4-H Agent , or call (478) 751-6338.
For information about 4-H programs in counties other than Bibb, contact your local Extension office.
Visit the Georgia 4-H website at www.georgia4h.org.
Bibb County 4-H is a supported United Way agency.
Logo used courtesy of United Way of Central Georgia