4-H

  • Five middle school youth and an adult coach at an outdoor archery match

    In Forsyth County, 4-H youth in 4th-12th grade can participate in the Project S.A.F.E. Archery Team. The team practices weekly from August to April and competes in the Indoor Archery Match in Perry each January and Target Challenge Weekend in May.    Divisions in 4-H Archery are divided by both age and discipline. The three age…

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  • Several youth surrounded by goats.

    Sparks are what help youth see the potential within themselves. Sparking young people’s inner passions, interests, and talents help inspire them on the path to success and is central to youth development work. In Forsyth County, the local Extension Staff and a dedicated group of certified volunteer leaders partner with young people in this process by…

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  • A group of 10 7th-12th grade students posing under a tree.

    Each year, local students in 7th through 12th grade submit a Portfolio to the local Extension Office to signify their intent to participate in Junior/Senior Project Achievement in March. Portfolios are a celebration of youth’s work and accomplishments over the last calendar year. The document is two pages long and highlight the youth’s work in…

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  • A group of youth holding their award medals

    Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety and can range from slight nervousness to panic. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health 75% of people fear public speaking more than death. However, for many people, speaking regularly builds confidence and gets easier over time. Through Georgia 4-H, youth have…

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  • 4-H Day at the Capitol

    On February 8, 2023, the Georgia Capitol building turned shades of green as it welcomed more than 600 Georgia 4-H’ers, staff, and volunteers. While in Atlanta, 4-H’ers had the opportunity to learn about our state’s government, meet with Georgia legislators, and give thanks to supporters and donors from around the state.

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  • Forsyth County’s Cloverleaf Campers (4th- 6th grade) will be traveling to Rock Eagle 4-H Center July 10-14, 2023. The cost for camp is $430. The price covers transportation on a Forsyth County School bus, lodging, meals, activities, and a camp t-shirt. Tentative activities during the week include swimming, canoeing, archery, a nature hike, herpetology, lake…

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  • A 11 year old boy standing with his goat at a livestock competition

    Youth had the opportunity to work with livestock animals and show them at county and state livestock shows. At the Junior National Livestock Show, Timothy Laszlo and his goat placed 6th in the showmanship class! At the Georgia National Fair Livestock Shows, Timothy and his goat were able to advance to the grand drive round…

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  • Every year hundreds of 4th-12th graders in Georgia participate in 4-H Project Achievement. This public speaking contest allows youth to develop a project about a topic that they find interesting and highlight their accomplishments that relate to that topic. There are over fifty project areas in which youth can compete including: sports, history, environmental science, general recreation, health, outdoor…

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