4-H Youth Development
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 4-12, residing in Cobb County may join 4-H. 5th graders may attend meetings at their school where 4-H clubs exist.
When and where are 4-H meetings held?
During the school year, 5th graders may attend meetings at their school where 4-H clubs exist. 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. Several middle schools have before school or after school 4-H club meetings. 4-H County Council meetings are held monthly at the 4-H office for grades 4th-12th. County Council meetings include engaging activities, leadership experiences, and community service opportunities.
Cobb County & Marietta City Schools that have in-school 5th grade clubs:
Acworth, Addison, Baker, Bells Ferry, Bryant, Chalker, Dowell, Dunleith, Due West, Fair Oaks,Harmony-Leland,
Hollydale, King Springs, Keheley, Mount Paran, Park Street, Pitner, Sedalia Park, & Westside
Cobb County Middle Schools that have before or after school 4-H clubs:
Daniell, Griffin, Lindley 6th, Palmer, and Smitha
County Council 2018-2019 Dates
August 16 (Open House), September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 9, May 7
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.
4-H Plant Sale Fundraiser
It's that time of the year! Time for the 2019 4-H Plant Sale. This year's theme is a "A Year of Color with your Pollinators!". We have many plants that will add color to your yard year round all while attracting beneficial pollinators. All proceeds go to support 4-H programming, camp scholarships, Project Achievement, judging teams, professional development, and ANR programming. Pre-orders will be taken from January 2-March 22 at the Extension Office. Plant Sale pick up day will be Saturday April 6th at Jim Miller Park from 9:00am-1:00pm. We have a wide variety of plants including hydrangeas, azaleas, gardenias, blueberries, blackberries, and more! Check out our brochure to make your plant sale purchase today! For plant sale questions or more information, please contact the Extension Office at 770-528-4070. Thank you for your continued support of the Cobb County 4-H Club!
See our webinar series below to learn how the 4-H plant sale varieties can add color to your yard!
For more information about Cobb County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Brittani Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (770) 528-4070.