UGA Extension Office

4-H Service & Leadership

Building community service to become a learning opportunity is an important part of youth development and also complements leadership development to as it demonstrates not only lead by example, but also lead by doing.  Leadership should also encourages public speaking and parliamentary skills. build teamwork, promote group/club spirit and fun. and fellowship with members from other clubs.




Leadership information for 2017-2018:

5th Grade Cloverleaf Classroom Clubs:

Junior 4-H'ers (Middle School):

  • Club Officer Training - 10/3/2017, 6-7:30pm at Herschel Jones MS
    President, Vice President, Secretary, Reporter, Community Service Chair
  • 4-H District Officer
    NW District Junior Board election is for 7th graders competing in DPA, the term of service is the 8th grade year. It is highly encouraged that 4-H'ers attend other JR events prior to running to meet other 4-H'ers outside of their county (see events and conferenece page for opportunities as they become available).
  • Southern Leadership Conference - Information about this annual event in Tennessee (8th-12th grade 4-H'ers)
  • Leadership in Action - Georgia 4-H info
    Recognize the work of Junior 4-H'er (7-8) as leaders in their communities. 4-H'ers will identify an issue or need in the community or an issue related to agriculture or the environment. Once this issue or need has been selected, the 4-H'er will determine ways to make a difference and then enact his/her plan. The process focuses on leadership engagement by the 4-H'er.

Senior 4-H'ers (High School):

  • Senior Officer Elections: April 2018; an application is required to run for all positions - president, vice president. secretary, reporter, community service chair and treasurer. Also Teen Leader training is required to run for an office. The next training will be in 2018, but if you are in the 7th-12th grades and are interested, please email Ms. Patty at patty.mciver@uga.edu
  • Cloverleaf Camp Teen Leader: Each summer we take at least 150 4-H'ers in the 4-6 grades to Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle for 5 days. In order to make this happen not only does staff and screened adult volunteers go, but about a dozen trained SR Teen Leaders. This is another great leadership opportunity. Applications will initially be available at the February Senior Club Meeting!  
  • 4-H District & State Officer
    NW District Senior Board election is for 9th-11th graders competing in DPA in March, the term of service is the following year. It is highly encouraged that 4-H'ers attend other SR events prior to running to meet other 4-H'ers outside of their county. This is also highly encouraged experience for those wanted to run for State 4-H board each May during State Council. (see events and conferance page for opportunities as they become available). The ability to compete at State Congress in Project Achievement in a specific project area is also a great way to hone additional leadership skills, but this means working hard for a win at DPA. Those Mastering in other areas during the year are also invited to the 4-H Banquet at Congress.
  • Southern Leadership Conference - Information about this annual event in Tennessee (8th-12th grade 4-H'ers)
  • Leadership in Action - Georgia 4-H info
    Recognizes the work of Senior 4-H'ers (9-12) as leaders in their communities. 4-H'ers will identify an issue/need in the community, or an issue related to agriculture or the environment. Once this issue or need has been selected, the 4-H'er will determine ways to make a difference and then enact his/her plan. The process focuses on leadership engagement by the 4-H'er.

This information on leadership pathways and opportunities is offered on this site to help Paulding County 4-H families know about these options through 4-H in our county and beyond! These are ways to help build a 4-H story and possibly earn scholarship money through the Georgia 4-H Foundation and other organizations that support the great work in 4-H.


Community Service is how 4-H pledges “our hands to larger service.”  

We want this to be a part of 4-H'ers everyday life, not just something you do for special occasions.  To encourage participation in community service, we give 4-H’ers points towards classroom clubs (5th grade) and county 4-H awards. It also helps with project achievement, leadership, and service learning programs.


There is a monthly outreach, but also ongoing collection of pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and used printer cartridges for recycling that benefits our 4-H program.

The General 2017-2018 Community Service List: 

  • August & September 2017:  Pop tabs & printer cartridges - ongoing service donations
    Also for JR and SR 4-H'ers: clean t-shirts & old belts - 4-H projects
  • October 2017:  Boxed macaroni & cheese for CAYA
    JR and SR: candy for PC Trick-or-Treat Village
  • November 2017:  Paper towel rolls - Shepherd’s Rest / toiletries - care boxes for veterans
  • December 2017: SR only “Dollar” toys for older kids - CASA House
  • January 2018: Canned soups (small) for Helping Hands 
    SR: coffee & tea; art supplies - 4-H crafts & Awards Night banners
  • February 2018: Pet collars and leaches for PC animal shelter
    SR: Pet food; Peanut Butter & Jelly - Helping Hands
  • March 2018: Washable Markers (5th) for Paulding Backback Program; March Madness - turn in ALL remaining pop tabs & printer cartridges
    JR and SR: 1.5” Binders
  • April 2018: JR and SR turn in pop tabs & printer cartridges  (will count towards next year’s 4-H’er points)
    SR: Brown lunch bags - CAYA House (will count towards next year’s 4-H’er points)
  • May 2018: JR and SR turn in pop tabs & printer cartridges  (will count towards next year’s 4-H’er points)
    SR: Additional pantry items - Helping Hands

The PC Senior Club also has a variety of hands-on projects that they are planning or continuing throughout the year.