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Atlanta History Center forms 4-H Community Club for the youth

Sophie-Ann McCulloch

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ATLANTA, GA — Atlanta History Center took the opportunity to form partnership with UGA Extension, part of the University of Georgia, and founded the Atlanta History Center 4-H, or Head, Heart, Hands, Health, Community Club. The programs are designed for students who live or go to school in Fulton County between grades K-12. The youngsters are encouraged to take active leadership roles, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.

The 4-H is intended for the youth to complete hands-on projects in health, science, agriculture and citizenship in an environment where they will receive guidance from adult mentors. The mission is to help the youngsters acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes that enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of their communities.

Atlanta History Center provides the educational setting, such as utilizing our extensive gardens, exhibitions and collections to demonstrate the connection between the region's history, culture and people. The program is held each summer, where the youths are free to explore the museum and participate in curated activities.

Some of provided programs based on the age are:

  • Kindergarten through third Grade - Cloverbud 4-Hers

Community club, workshops, summer day programs and literacy with horticulture programs, etc.

  • Fourth and Fifth Grade - Cloverleaf 4-Hers

Community club, big ideas STEM club, homeschool club, camp, workshops, summer day programs, project achievement, forestry, poultry, cooking competition, etc.

  • Sixth Grade - Cloverleaf 4 Hers

Conference, rally, camp, etc.

  • Seventh and Eight Grade - Junior 4-Hers

Community club, Camp, workshops, summer day programs, project achievement, forestry, poultry, conference, rally, etc.

  • Ninth through Twelfth Grade - Senior 4-Hers

Community Club, workshops, summer day programs, project achievement, forestry, poultry, camp, teen leader activities, weekend in the classic city, fall forum, etc.

However, during the pandemic, 4-H offer the programs online. This includes virtual cooking club that explore global cuisine, Teen 101 that helps middle and high schoolers hone time management, teamwork, budgeting skills and STEM nights that use Harry Potter to put a twist on learning.

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