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 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.
When and where are 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 4-H office for grades 4th-12th. 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.
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 2019-2020 Dates
August 20 (Open House), September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 3, April 14, May 5 (Cook Out)
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.
For more information about Cobb County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Brittani Lee at email@example.com or call (770) 528-4070.