UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Dodge County 4-H is an educational program teaching leadership, citizenship and practical life skills. The goal is to make learning FUN! It is the youth phase of the UGA Extension program. Your local branch is located at 230 Foster Street, Suite A, Eastman, Georgia.

Over 800  young people in Dodge County participate in 4-H activities. 4-H Clubs are a part of the Dodge County School System. There are also 4-H activities outside of school. 4-H is open to all youth ages 9 - 19.

Cloverleaf 4-H Clubs are made up of 4th, 5th and 6th graders. Your 4-H Agent and Program Assistant meet with them during the school day.   

Junior 4-H Clubs are made up of 7th and 8th graders. Your 4-H Agent and Program Assistant meet with them during the school day. 

Senior 4-Hers meet once a month after school. Check with the Extension Service for the meeting times, dates, and locations. All students in 9th through 12th grades are invited to attend.

4-H Summer Programs were a success!

Dodge County 4-H Summer Programs were a success. Find out more about what our 4-Hers accomplished over the summer by checking out the newspaper articles below.  

Jewelry Making Class
Manners Class
Photography Class
Art Class
Make Someone Smile Class/Community Service Project

Also...NOT included this year is the Hunter Safety Certification. Rising 7th through 12th graders who maybe be interested in competing on the 4-H Shotgun Team MUST have their Hunter Safety Certification! Though the process has changed a little, we DO have CD's available for checkout at the 4-H Office OR you could do the online class. You may also call us for more information on this!

NOTE:  Project Achievement Dates

2017 Junior/Senior District Project Achievement - January 27-29
2017 Cloverleaf Project Achievement - March 18 - Bacon County.
Please contact the 4-H Office for more information.

How to Join 4-H

Any youth ages 9 - 19 are eligible to join 4-H. All students in the 4th through 8th grades will join 4-H at the beginning of each school year. Youth in 9th - 12th grades will need to contact the 4-H office to enroll and be included on the Senior Club mailing list. Any other eligible youth may contact the Dodge County 4-H Office to receive enrollment information. There is no charge for 4-H membership.

Other 4-H information you might be looking for:

Visit the Georgia 4-H website for more information about other Georgia 4-H programs!

Keep Up to Date

Our first newsletter of the school year will be online soon!  Keep up with what's going on in Dodge County 4-H this summer by checking out our Facebook page!

Upcoming Events
  • Mar 17 - Mar 18 Sporting Clays Invitational Sporting Clays Invitational Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 Step Up and Lead @ Rock Eagle 4-H Center Step Up and Lead is a youth leadership conference designed and facilitated by youth development professionals for 4th-8th grade students, featuring exciting, interactive workshops that promote leadership, public speaking, teamwork, and collaboration! Schools are encouraged to register and bring student government members, club officers, or other emerging youth leaders. Eatonton, GA - (79.0 Miles)
  • Mar 24 - Mar 25 SW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders 4-H Members in 4th-6th grades will compete for honors in their project area of interest. Youth sign up at their County Extension 4-H Office in early fall to develop his/her project and prepare for the competition. There are over 50 projects to choose from. Youth learn powerful research, writing and oral presentation skills. Youth may also choose to compete in a performing arts project (singing, dancing) or demonstrate culinary skills in a foods lab project. Bonaire, GA - (32.0 Miles)
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Contact Us:
Keshia Jones 4-H Youth County Extension Agent 478-374-8137