UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Head, Heart, Hands, Health

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 Agriculture, the 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

"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-HGeorgia agriculturewater conservation and the environmentnutrition 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 Harman, who also serves Meriwether County is the Program S.A.F.E. Coordinator overseeing both Archery (begins in September) and Shotgun (begins in February) clubs. 

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

Cloverleaf camp (5th & 6th graders) 2019 Summer Camp will be at Fortson 4-H Center.

Junior Camp (7th & 8th graders) 2019 Summer Camp will be at Jekyll Island 4-H Center.

Two 2019 Senior Camps (9th-12th graders) are available and located at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.  

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

Click the CLUB tabs in our navigation 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!

Support 4-H!

Find a 4-H'er or come by the 4-H office for all our fundraisers. Pecans in the Fall, 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! 

Thank you to all of our 4-H sponsors and volunteers. These programs do not exist without you!

2016 Ag Day
4-H Leadership
2016 DPA
2016 Cloverleaf DPA
Cloverleaf Callista Clark and Jennifer Nettles
2016 S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
State and Local 4-H Events
  • Mar 16 4-H Zumbathon® Charity Event Dance, Step, & Shake to benefit Spalding County 4-H! Pre-Registration is $15 before Friday, March 15, 2019, and $20 the day of the event. Registration for active 4-H members $5. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Shirts are $15 add $2 for XXL and $4 for XXXL. 100% of proceeds go to fund 4-H Programs in Spalding County. Pre-order your shirt today as certain sizes SOLD OUT at last year's event! The theme will be St. Patrick's Day come blinging that GREEN! Griffin, GA - (14.0 Miles)
  • Mar 23 NE Cloverleaf District Project Achievement (Grades 4 - 6) 4-H'ers in grades 4 - 6 will compete in District Project Achievement. Athens, GA - (81.0 Miles)
  • Mar 23 NW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders NW District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders Winston, GA - (49.0 Miles)
  • Apr 6 - Apr 7 Georgia 4-H Senior Conference (Grades 9 - 12) Guest speakers, Share Fair, and a semi-formal dance at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. Eatonton, GA - (59.0 Miles)
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Georgia 4-H News
  • 4-H at Capitol link Georgia 4-H members visit state Capitol to learn about legislative process. By Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/13/2019
  • Cooking to Share link Oglethorpe County 4-H Club members learn kitchen skills and kindness. By Merritt Melancon, Sage Barnard | Published: 2/7/2019
  • National Honor link Mason McClintock receives $5,000 scholarship and will serve as 4-H’s national youth spokesperson for civic engagement. By Arch D. Smith II | Published: 1/17/2019
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