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WHAT IS 4‑H?
In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime
A New Opportunity for 4-Her’s in White County
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. Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that’s what Georgia 4-H is all about. The White County Extension office is constantly seeking opportunities that the youth of the county can benefit from. One opportunity that has arisen through the partnership of the 4-H Club, the Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D Council and the USDA Forest Service is a new college scholarship that is being offered to 9th -12th grade high school students enrolled in 4-H. This scholarship is unique in that it is a performance based scholarship, as compared to the traditional essay applications, hoping to draw interest from students that are interested in forestry, outdoors, fire protection and community development. Youth interested in completing the requirements will be asked to help promote and engage in the Firewise Communities Program at the local level. Not only do the youth have hands on experience but they are able to give back to their local community in education and service.
The Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes from the risk of wildfire. To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.
In addition to offering a scholarship through the partnership, there is also the hope to be able to provide opportunities such as job shadowing and apprenticeships to these young people in the Forestry Service, Parks & Recreation and Fish & Wildlife fields. Any young person in the county that would be a good fit for this scholarship should call the Extension Office at (706) 865-2832.
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