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Gordon County 4-H is a positive youth development organization that offers educational programs to K-12 school-age children. The mission of 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. See our brochure for additional information.

There are nearly 1,800 youth enrolled in Gordon County 4-H and 60+ screened and trained adult volunteers actively support the program.  There is no cost to be a member, though some optional activities and trips may have a small fee.  4-H members meet monthly, either during school or at one of our after school club meetings.  Outside of that, you choose the activities you want to do, and each one has a specific schedule.  The time commitment is entirely up to you, but like most things, you get out of 4-H what you put into it.

The 4 H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, and the 4-H pledge below shows how each of these H’s are relevant.

4-H Pledge

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking,

my Heart to greater loyalty,

my Hands to larger service, and

my Health to better living,

for my club, my community, my country and my world.


Gordon County 4-H’ers get to learn, compete, serve, lead, travel, and excel in a variety of ways.  Programs offered through Gordon County 4-H include:


  • Cloverbuds (K-3rd)
  • In-School Club Meetings (4th-8th)
  • Senior Club (9th-12th)
  • Homeschool Club: open to all homeschool youth
  • County Council: countywide 4-H club meeting for all school-age youth

Project Achievement

  • Cornerstone program of Georgia 4-H
  • An individual show-and-tell presentation on a topic of the student’s choice
  • Over 50+ project categories


  • Summer Camp 
    • Cloverleaf Camp: 4th-6th Grade
    • Junior Camp: 7th-8th Grade
    • Senior Camp: 9th-12th Grade
  • State Conferences/Rallies 
    • Junior Conference
    • Junior Rally
    • Weekend in the Classic City
    • Fall Forum
    • Senior Conference
    • State Council

 Agriculture & STEM

Healthy Living

Civic Engagement

Awards and Recognition

  • Dean’s Award – a cumulative portfolio of 4-H career in one of five project areas 
    • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
    • Citizenship
    • Communications and the Arts
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Leadership
  • Key Award – overall 4-H participation from 7th grade forward
  • Graduating Senior Scholarships

Opportunities for Adults

  • Coach a competitive team
  • Lead a project club
  • Chaperone youth as they travel to 4-H events
  • Volunteer at a local service or competition event
  • Serve as a member of the Gordon County 4-H Program Development Team
  • Donate either financially or in-kind through goods or services. 4-H is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt  nonprofit organization
  • National 4-H Volunteer Conference - September 26 - 29, 2019 - Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, Georgia
  • Find open volunteer positions

From Our Blog - Gordon Grown
  • Weekly Calendar – 11/18/19 Posted by Allie Griner on Nov 17, 2019 Monday, November 18 Archery Practice for Returning Members from 5:00-6:30 p.m. OR 6:30-8:00 p.m. Senior Club – CANCELLED In-School Programs Sonoraville Elementary – 4th Grade Calhoun Middle Tuesday, November 19 Homeschool Club Meeting – 3:30 p.m. Cloverbuds Meeting – 5:00 p.m. County Council – CANCELLED NO Archery Practice In-School Programs...
  • CANCELLED – November 2019 Senior Club and County Council Posted by Allie Griner on Nov 17, 2019 Due to unplanned circumstances, our November Senior Club and County Council meetings will be cancelled. We will resume both in December. Senior Club will be held December 16 and County Council will be on December 17 with the theme “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” to celebrate the 1950s of 4-H.
  • Gordon County Extension Conducts 2019 Coat Drive Posted by gjak on Nov 17, 2019 The Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Area of Gordon County Extension is accepting donations of gently used or new coats to be given to those in need.  Gloves, boggin hats, and scarfs will also be accepted. The items can be dropped off at Gordon County Extension/4-H, 1282 Highway 53 Spur,...
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Gordon County 4-H is funded in part by United Way of Gordon County.  Your contribution made to United Way stays in Gordon County unless you specifically request it to go elsewhere.  Your contribution can even be designated to go directly to Gordon County 4-H. 

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Thank you for your financial support to United Way of Gordon County and Gordon County 4-H.