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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
September 24 Kids in the Kitchen Cloverleaf
September 28 Challenge Bowl Practice JR & SR
September 28 Kitchen Crashers 6th & JR
September 29 DPA Workshop 6th Grade
October 1 Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Practice JR & SR
October 2 4-H Extreme Cloverleaf
October 5 Challenge Bowl Practice JR & SR
October 8 Cotton Boll Practice JR & SR
October 9 Fall Fun & Fair Workday JR & SR
October 10 Cotton Boll Speeches JR & SR
October 16 4-H Extreme Cloverleaf
October 18 Challenge Bowl Contest JR & SR
October 18 Enter Mini Booths  
October 19 Fair Parade  
October 20 Kids in the Kitchen Cloverleaf
October 21 Kids in the Kitchen Cloverleaf
October 22 Kids in the Kitchen Cloverleaf
October 26 Home School Meeting Cloverleaf
October 26 Kitchen Crashers 6th & JR
October 30 4-H Extreme Cloverleaf
November 2 Cotton Boll Practice JR & SR


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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