The Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (GAE4-HYDP) is the organization for professionals 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, and 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, and continue to grow and develop as a professional.
- Awards & Scholarships: Be recognized by your colleagues for exceptional programming, communicator pieces, and years of service, and receive scholarships for continued professional development.
- Voice: Connect to state and national partners, lead by serving in roles at the district, state, and national level, and advocate for important youth development issues.