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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 UGA Extension, 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.
4-H enhances the school curriculum and teaches life skills to youths between ages of 9 through 19 in Haralson County. Programs such as: character education, leadership education, and environmental awareness is conducted in schools during and after school hours. These programs are also designed to assist youth in their educational growth and development.
- To acquire an understanding of subject matter in a given project area
- To develop skills in researching, assembling and presenting information
- To stimulate interest in continuing project work through 4-H experiences
- To provide opportunities for 4-H members to develop and enhance qualities of integrity, sportsmanship, cooperation, poise and self-confidence
- To help 4-H members develop skills in leadership and communication
Haralson County 4-H’ers have the opportunity to participate in Project Achievement Competition. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers (grades 5 and 6) choose a project that interests them, prepare visual aids and a demonstration; then present their information in front of judges. The project categories are diverse and range from dog care and training to performing arts vocal. They must first compete at the county level (C.P.A.) If they win first place they then become eligible to participate at District Project Achievement (D.P.A.)
Junior (grades 7 and 8) and Senior (grades 9-12) 4-H’ers have the same opportunity with the exception that there is no county competition., and they have to prepare a portfolio of their project work. Senior 4-H’ers have the opportunity to compete at the State level competition if they win first place in their project area at the district competition.
For more information about Haralson County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact the Extension Office at (770) 646-2026