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Thank you for your interest in the Jackson County 4-H Robotics Program! I am a founding leader of the program, and I am very proud of the results that we have achieved in the last two years .We are entering our third year of participation in the world-wide FIRST Robotics competition with an extraordinary group of high school students who are taking important early steps in their career paths.  The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) competition gives these students a framework within which they gain very high level skills in engineering, computer programming, and electronic marketing, all within an intensely focused race to design, build, test, compete, and promote their uniquely designed robot.


The competition calls for teams around the world to create their machine to play a competitive game against one another… from soccer, to basketball, to ultimate Frisbee.  These are not toys, they are five-foot tall, 120 pound industrial strength machines, demanding industrial strength design and software development.   A single season of this program teaches the team how to create, design, and build a new product from the ground up, with stunning increase in maturity and with very satisfying new awareness of their creative capability.


We are looking to our local business leaders to step up to help grow this program which will ultimately produce engineers and software designers who will be joining Georgia’s work force in the next five years.


Our program calls for an annual budget of about $10,000. The budget is required to buy the equipment to build the robot, to pay for entry fees for the FIRST competition, and for travel to the competitions.  The program is run by volunteers and is held under the 501(c)(3) status of the Georgia 4-H Foundation.


We are deeply indebted to our supporters—both individuals and companies—for their help in building this important program. The attached pages detail how to make a contribution as well as the benefits of sponsorship.  If you have programs for charitable giving, or for grants related to your industry, we would certainly appreciate your sponsorship.  Without any doubt at all, you will be helping kids set a career course that will be beneficial to them, as well as to our local industry.


 Harold M. Jarrett

Founder, Team 4189

Chief Technology Officer, OmniMetrix, LLC

O 770-209-0012 ext. 1020 │C 678-776-5797

4295 Hamilton Mill Road │ Suite 100 │Buford, GA  30518


 To see a video of our basketball robot (2012) in action, click here

For information about the overall program, click here to watch the FIRST promo video.

For even more information on FIRST, visit: www.usfirst.org. Our program is called “FRC” (FIRST Robotics Challenge).



Our team is run on volunteers and donations—we appreciate each and every individual and company that helps us keep teaching and mentoring our high school students!



Team 4189 is run under the Jackson County 4-H program, which receives its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Georgia 4-H Foundation. For more information on the Georgia 4-H Foundation and tax exempt status, contact:


The Georgia 4-H Foundation - Hoke Smith Annex

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia 30602

Tel: (706) 542-8914   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Checks can be made directly to Jackson County 4-H. Our program contact is County Agent, Ali Merk. She can be reached at 706-367-6344 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please make all checks payable to:


Jackson County 4-H

PO Box 760

102 Cloverleaf Circle

Jefferson, GA 30549

Memo: Team 4189 Robotics Program









 Please contact Ali Merk at the Jackson County 4-H office for information on making a credit card payment. You can contact her at: 706-367-6344