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Welcome to the website for the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (GAE4-HYDP), the professional organization for those dedicated to promoting, strengthening, enhancing, and advocating for Georgia 4-H’s youth members!  Being actively engaged in GAE4-HYDP allows you to grow and develop with other 4-H colleagues from around the state and nation.

GAE4-HYDP members benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Networking: share program ideas, build professional relationships, create partnerships for collaborative programming
  • Professional Development: attend state and national conferences with speakers and workshops focused on youth development, apply to present your scholarly work through educational sessions, continue to grow and develop as a professional
  • Awards & Scholarships: be recognized by your colleagues for exceptional programming, communicator pieces, and years of service, receive scholarships for continued professional development, nominate your support staff for awards
  • Voice: connect to state and national partners, lead by serving in roles at the district, state, and national level, advocate for important youth development issues