UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development


Important Forms:

4-H Code of Conduct:To be completed each year

4-H Medical Release:To be completed for each out-of-county event

4-H Enrollment Card:To be completed each year

What Is 4-H?

4-H is a world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change. 4-H's mission is to assist youth in becoming self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society through "hands on" learning experiences.

Who Can Join 4-H?

Any youth ages 9-19 is eligible to join 4-H. Being a member of 4-H is free. Every public elementary school in Spalding County has 4-H Clubs in their 5th grade classes. 4-H. Contact the Extension Office for information about enrolling in 4-H.

School Club Meetings

5th Grade & 6th Grade

4-H holds monthly club meetings in the 5th and 6th grade classrooms at public and private Spalding County schools. These meetings are held during the school day for one class period. A curriculum correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards is used for club meetings.

All 5th graders in the county are enrolled as Cloverleaf members of Spalding County 4-H. 4-H'ers will bring home monthly newsletters with information about upcoming activities.

6th graders are given a choice to attend monthly club meetings at school.

Middle School

Middle School meetings are held at Carver Road, Cowan Road, Kennedy Road, and Rehoboth Road Middle Schools. These meetings are held monthly during the school day and are optional.

4-H'ers will bring home monthly newsletters with information about upcoming activities.

Home Schoolers and students who attend a school where 4-H meetings are not held are welcome to attend Clover Council (5th & 6th grades) and County Council (7th-12th grades). Clover Council and County Council club meetings are held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m. at the Spalding County 4-H Office.


Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.

4-H Resources:
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.
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Staff Listing
Rebekah Hanson 4-H Youth 4-H Program Assistant 770-467-4225
Lisa Kelley 4-H Youth 4-H Program Assistant 770-467-4225
Wendy Sauley-Simmons 4-H Youth 4-H Program Assistant 770-467-4225
Carrianna Simmons 4-H Youth AmeriCorps Participant 770-467-4225