UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Catoosa County 4-H

In Catoosa County 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. 4-H welcomes young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, empowering them with skills to lead for a lifetime.

The Mission of Georgia 4-H

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of UGA Extension, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.

4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.

Who can join?

Getting involved with Catoosa County 4‑H is easy as it is administered in every county in the state. Unlike many other youth organizations, 4‑H does not require a uniform or club fees. Children select from over 50 4‑H project areas and hundreds of activities that are of special interest and work within their family’s budget. 4‑H programs are available for children in 4th-12th grades. Just come by the 4-H office at 43 Maple Street, Ringgold, and fill out an enrollment card. Visit the Georgia 4-H website for eligibility guidelines.