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4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

About 4-H

In Georgia, there are more than 180,000 young people learning and having fun through UGA Extension's Youth Development Program, 4-H. The Georgia 4-H Program receives support from the United States Department of AgricultureThe University of Georgia, local and county governments, and donors.

4-H members gain self-confidence by learning good communication and public speaking skills at District Project Achievement (DPA). They make new friends by attending conferences, camps, and reward trips. 4-H also teaches members wise leadership and decision-making skills through Leader's Training, and judging events.

The 4-H Club groups are:

The 4-H pledge is

"I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking, my HEART to greater loyalty, my HANDS to larger service, and my HEALTH to better living for my CLUB, my COMMUNITY, my COUNTRY, and my WORLD.

The 4-H motto is "TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER."

The 4-H slogan is "LEARN BY DOING ".

The 4-H colors are green and white and the emblem is the four leaf clover.


The Pike County Program

Pike County 4-H Program educator, Penny Cosper, visits Cloverleaf 4-H'ers (5th & 6th graders) in the Pike County school system once a month during the school calendar year. Students learn about 4-H, Georgia agriculture, water conservation and the environment, nutrition, and so much more.

Junior 4-H'ers (7th and 8th graders) in addition to Senior 4-H'ers (9th-12th graders) meet together after-school once a month on Thursdays during the school year. The 4-H bus provides transportation from school to the 4-H office for after school meetings.

Pike County Homeschool Club meets once a month on Tuesdays

Pike County 4-H Agent, Ashley Harmon, who also serves Meriweather County is our 4-H Program S.A.F.E. Coordinator overseeing both Archery (begins in September) and Shotgun (begins in January) clubs. 

In the summer, Pike County 4-H'ers may attend summer camp at one of the 4 camps that make up the Georgia 4-H camping program.

Cloverleaf camp (5th & 6th graders) will be at Rock Eagle, the largest 4-H center in the United States, June 25-29, 2018.

Junior Camp (7th & 8th graders) will be at Fortson 4-H Center (Hampton, GA), July 2-6, 2018.

Two Senior Camps (9th-12th graders) are available and located at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Senior Camp, July 2-6, 2018 and Senior EXTREME Camp, a more primitive camping experience at the pioneer camp located at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, June 11-15.  

Pike County also offers a Summer Program filled with day trips and fun activities.

Click the CLUB tabs on the left and see all the different activities, contests, community projects, fun learning, leadership, and growing to be done in Pike County.  It's time to STEP into your FUTURE with 4-H.

Become a 4-H'er!

2017-18 Enrollment Card
2017-18 Code of Conduct
Support 4-H!
Find a 4-H'er or come by the 4-H office for all our fundraisers.  Pecans in the Fall, Java Joes for the Holidays, Vidalia Onions in the Spring, and Six Flags Passes in the Summer. 
Want to sponsor a student/club? Contact us.

Become a Volunteer!

4-H Volunteers Make a Difference! Enthusiastic about working with youth?  If you have the ability to nurture positive self-esteem, decision making skills, responsibility, and leadership in youth, we want you! 

Volunteer Agreement 
Volunteer Screening Application
Consent for Background

Thank you to all of our 4-H sponsors and volunteers.

These programs do not exist without you.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Leading the way
2016 Ag Day
4-H Leadership
2016 DPA
2016 Cloverleaf DPA
Cloverleaf Callista Clark and Jennifer Nettles
2016 S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
2016 Clovers & Company

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Extension News
  • Rock Eagle Garden link Rock Eagle garden mixes heirloom and modern varieties to make pioneer garden practices work. By Christina Conner | Published: 3/8/2018
  • Paper Clovers link Help Georgia 4-H members go to camp through the Paper Clover Campaign. By Sage Barnard | Published: 4/5/2018
  • Future Doctors link Georgia 4-H members learn about medical school. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 4/26/2018
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