UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?
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. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences that focus on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Who is eligible?
All youth, grades 4-12, residing in Cobb County may join 4-H.  5th graders may attend meetings at their school where 4-H clubs exist.

When and where are 4-H meetings held?
During the school year, 5th graders may attend meetings at their school where 4-H clubs exist. Meetings are during school hours within the classroom. 4-H club meetings are educational, focusing on science and public speaking skills. There are several 4-H clubs active at many elementary schools in Cobb County. Several middle schools have before school or after school 4-H club meetings. 4-H County Council meetings are held monthly at the 4-H office for grades 4th-12th. County Council meetings include engaging activities, leadership experiences, and community service opportunities. 

           Cobb County & Marietta City Schools that have in-school 5th grade clubs:

            Acworth, Addison, Baker, Bells Ferry, Bryant, Chalker, Dunleith, Due West, Fair Oaks,Harmony-Leland,      

            Hollydale, King Springs, Keheley, Park Street, Pitner, Sedalia Park, & Westside


Cobb County Middle Schools that have before or after school 4-H clubs:

Daniell, Griffin, Lindley 6th, Palmer, and Smitha


County Council 2017-2018 Dates

August 15 (Open House), September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 9, February 6, March 6, April 10,    May 1


4-H Activities
Activities such as judging teams, camps, conferences and more are available for all active 4-H'ers in 4th-12th grade. Activities are held after school or on weekends.  4-H activities are led by Cobb County 4-H staff members and screened UGA volunteers. Learn more about our specialty clubs and 4-H activities under the News and Events tab. For more information and an enrollment card please visit our newsletters and tabs page or contact us at 770-528-4070 or the email address listed below.


4-H Plant Sale

Join us as we raise funds to support our 4-H club! We are taking pre-orders for our annual plant sale from now until March 23rd. We have limited numbers on all plant varieties. View our plant sale brochure to select your plants today! Orders can be taken in person at the Extension Office with a credit/debit card, check, cash, or money order. You can also mail in your order form and check or money order to 678 South Cobb Drive Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060. Pick up day for all plants will be on Saturday April 7th from 9:00am-1:00pm at Jim Miller Park. We even have a plant sale contest for all 4-H'ers! The 4-H'er that sells the most plants will receive a $50 off of any 4-H activity of your choice!


For more information about Cobb County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Brittani Kelley at or call (770) 528-4070.

4-H Cooking Club
Junior Conference Delegates
Cloverleaf Project Achievement at Rock Eagle
2017 State Congress Delegates
Cobb 4-H at the State Archery Tournament
4th Place Area Poultry Judging Team
Horse and Pony Club Awards Program