UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

  • State Congress Delegation
    State Congress Delegation
  • Cloverleaf Project Achievement at Rock Eagle
    Cloverleaf Project Achievement at Rock Eagle
  • Cloverbuds Club
    Cloverbuds Club
  • Atlanta Science Festival Family Science Night
    Atlanta Science Festival Family Science Night
  • Plant Sale Fundraiser
    Plant Sale Fundraiser
  • Shotgun team
    Shotgun team

What is 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 that focus on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Who is eligible? 

All youth, grades K-12, residing in Cobb County may join 4-H.  4th graders, 5th graders, and middle school students may attend meetings at their school where 4-H clubs exist.

How to enroll?

If your child is brand new to 4-H, you can enroll your child online HERE! When you list the club, please put the followin based on your child's grade for the 2020-2021 school year: Cloverbuds (K-3rd), Cloverleaf County Council (4th-6th), Junior County Council (7th-8th), and Senior County Council (9th-12th). Your child's club will be updated once you enroll and join one of our specialty clubs.

If your child has been in Cobb 4-H in the past, please complete the re-enrollment online form HERE!

All enrolled 4-H'ers must complete and mail in the following forms to 678 South Cobb Drive Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060:

  • Medical Information and Release Form
  • Code of Conduct
  • Online Participation Waiver
  • Electronic Consent forms. 

These documents can be found on our newsletters and forms tab.

What clubs can my child join?

We have lots of clubs that meet a wide variety of interests! Check out our 2020-2021 Virtual Open House to learn more about our programs. See the video here

Once you enroll and view the video, be sure to sign up on the club interest form to receive more information about the various clubs! Club interest form can be found here! You only need to complete the form one time per child. 

When and where are general 4-H meetings held?
During the school year, 4th graders, 5th graders, and middle school students may attend meetings at their school where 4-H clubs exist. 4th and 5th grade club meetings are during school hours within the classroom. 4-H club meetings are educational, focusing on science and public speaking skills. There are several 4-H clubs active at many elementary schools in Cobb County. Three middle schools have before school 4-H club meetings that focus on healthy living. 4-H County Council meetings are held monthly at the Extension office for grades 4th-12th. ***General meetings will be held virtually this fall. Must be registered to receive the Zoom link.*** County Council meetings include engaging activities, leadership experiences, and community service opportunities. To program for our K-3rd grade 4-H'ers, Cobb County 4-H has a Home School Cloverbuds program that meets during the day and a General Cloverbuds program that meets in the evening monthly. ***Cloverbuds will meet virtually this fall and will include an activity kit to accompany the meeting. Must be enrolled and registered to receive the Zoom link and activity kit.***

           Cobb County & Marietta City Schools that have in-school 4th and/or 5th grade clubs:

            Acworth, Addison, Baker, Bells Ferry, Bryant, Chalker, Dowell, Due West, Fair Oaks, Harmony-Leland,      

            Hollydale, King Springs, Keheley, Milford, Mount Paran, Norton Park, Park Street, Pitner, Sedalia Park, & Westside

 

Cobb County Middle Schools that have before school 4-H clubs:

Daniell, Griffin, Palmer

 

County Council 2020-2021 Dates

August 19 (Open House video released), September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 13,  May 4 (Cook Out)

 

Cloverbuds Fall Dates

August 19 (Open House video released), September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

 

4-H Activities
Activities such as judging teams, camps, conferences and more are available for all active 4-H'ers in 4th-12th grade. Activities are held after school or on weekends.  4-H activities are led by Cobb County 4-H staff members and screened UGA volunteers. Learn more about our specialty clubs and 4-H activities under the News and Events tab. For more information and an enrollment card please visit our newsletters and tabs page or contact us at 770-528-4070 or the email address listed below.

 

2021 4-H Plant Sale Fundraiser

Join Cobb 4-H as we host our annual Cobb 4-H Plant Sale Fundraiser to raise funds for 4-H youth development and ANR programming! “To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow” by Audrey Hepburn is our plant sale them for the year. 2020 was a tough year for everyone. Kick off 2021 by shaking off the pandemic, soothing your soul, and planting a garden for a better tomorrow! Not only is gardening therapeutic, but many of the plants offered will get your yard ready for spring by adding color and vibrancy to brighten your days. 2021 is a brand new year! Plant Sale pre-orders will be taken from January 4-March 5, 2021 at the Cobb County Extension Office. We have limited quantities of all varieties! Plants are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Plant Sale pick up day will be held on Saturday March 20th from 9am-1pm at the  Jim Miller Park covered arena. How can you pre-order your plants? Stop by the Cobb County Extension Office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm and place your order in person with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover Card, cash, check, or money order. You can also mail your plant sale order form with a check or money order to our office as well. Our mailing address is 678 South Cobb Drive Suite 200 Marietta, GA 30060. Make all checks payable to Cobb Extension/4-H. You can find the 2021 plant sale brochure and printable order form here! Questions? Contact the Cobb County Extension Office at 770-528-4070. Thank you for supporting our Cobb 4-H youth through our annual 4-H plant sale!

 


Plant Sale 2021 Insert for Vista Print

Contact

For more information about Cobb County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Brittani Lee at bkelley@uga.edu or call (770) 528-4070.