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, Dowell, Dunleith, Due West, Fair Oaks,Harmony-Leland,      

            Hollydale, King Springs, Keheley, Mount Paran, 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 2018-2019 Dates

August 16 (Open House), September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9,  May 7


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.




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