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Effingham County:
4-H Youth Development

4-H creates 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 and awareness, leadership, communication skills, food and nutrition, health, and citizenship.

4-H Groups


Upcoming Events

Target Group
February 2 Archery Practice  
February 3 Kitchen Crashers 6th-8th grade
February 4 Archery Practice  
February 7 Modified Trap Shotgun Practice  
February 8 DPA Dinner JR & SR
February 9 Archery Practice  
February 9 Project Achievement Workshop 6th-8th grade
February 11 Service Project - Blessing Bags 6th-12th grade
February 11 Archery Practice  
February 16 Cloverbud Clubhouse HS K-3rd
February 16 Archery Practice  
February 17 Project Achievement Workshop 4th-6th grade
February 18 Archery Practice  
February 21 Modified Trap Shotgun Practice  
February 22 Bee Club 4th-8th grade
February 22 4-H Meeting 6th-12th grade
February 23 Kids in the Kitchen 4th-5th grade
February 23 Archery Practice  
February 24 Kids in the Kitchen 4th-5th grade
February 25 Art Party 4th-5th grade
February 25 Archery Practice  
February 28 Modified Trap Shotgun Practice  
February 29 Home School Meeting K-6th grade
February 29 5K Extreme 4th-8th grade
March 1 Cloverleaf Project Achievement (CPA) 4th-6th grade


4-H Information

4-H Forms

Forms listed above are in pdf format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader


General Information

What is 4-H and how can I join?

4-H is open to youth ages 9-19 and there is no cost to be a member. All students in the 4th and 5th grade will join 4-H at the beginning of each school year as part of an in school club held during the school day. Youth in the 6th - 12th grades will also be given the opportunity to join 4-H during open house events each year at each middle and high school. Any other eligible youth may contact the Effingham County Extension Office at (912) 754-8040 to receive enrollment information.

4-H Pledge

I pledge...
My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
And my HEALTH to better living,
For my CLUB, my COMMUNITY, my COUNTRY, and my WORLD!!!

4-H Motto:

To make the best better!

4-H Slogan:

Learn By Doing

4-H Information Videos


Georgia 4-H Centers

4-H Youth Centers


Contact Us

For more information about Effingham County 4-H Youth Development Programs contact Abby Smith, Effingham County 4-H Agent, or call Phone: (912) 754-8040.

Visit the Georgia 4-H website!


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