4-H Youth Development

Four children smilingClemson Extension agents with primary Youth Development responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.

Local Agent

Gayle Williford, 843-719-4140 Ext 116, gwillif@clemson.edu



  • Learn new skills and have fun while doing so
  • Participate in local, state, and national events
  • Set reasonable goals
  • Learn leaderships skills
  • Make new friends


  • Start a new club in your community
  • Judge project work, exhibits, written / oral presentations, contests, etc.
  • Serve on an Advisory Council
  • Teach, mentor, and guide youth


  • Train the Trainer (Will train volunteers to conduct programs )
  • Summer Day Camps/Workshops
  • Provide Speakers on Selected Topics


SC 4-H Youth Development Projects and Programs may focus on a variety of topics in the following areas: 

  • Agriculture / Animals
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Leadership / Citizenship
  • Natural Resources
  • Personal Development
  • Science / Engineering / Technology

Visit the state-wide 4-H website.