UGA Extension Office

About 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H empowers young people to lead for a lifetime. Our programs in science, healthy living and citizenship are backed by a network of 100 public universities and a robust community of 4 H volunteers and professionals. Through hands-on learning, kids build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency to help them thrive today and tomorrow.

4-H also provides youth ages 9-19 with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities such as summer camps, judging events, community service and project achievement competitions. We are the youth component of the UGA Extension.

Who is Eligible?

Any youth ages 9-19 may join 4-H. Youth and adults can find a place in DeKalb County 4-H. 4-H staff will help you pursue involvement in the County and access to world of opportunities in 4-H. 

4-H provides programming by school grade.

  • Cloverbud: Youth in K through 3rd grade
  • Cloverleaf: Youth in 4th through 6th grade
  • Junior: Youth in 7th and 8th grade
  • Senior: Youth in 9th through 12th grade

Where Do 4-H Clubs Meet?

4-H clubs are part of the DeKalb County school system. Schools have clubs which meet biweekly either before or after school. Other clubs meet in communities or apartment complexes.

How much does it cost?

4-H does not charge dues or require uniforms. However, there are fees and dress associated with certain events and programs.  Activities and events available to youth vary by grade.

What about parents?

Parents are an important part of 4-H activities and are always welcome at any activity or club meeting.

Ready to join?

Complete a 4-H Enrollment Form by clicking here.