UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

I am Georgia 4-H, Paulding County

4-H has been serving youth for more than 100 years! Although it began as a Corn Club for boys and a Tomato Club for girls, 4-H now teaches a more diverse range of topics from leadership to communications to community service and citizenship. 4-H Clubs can found around the world!

Paulding County 4-H is offered  for youth in a school-based club format in grades 5-8 and after-school in grades 9-12.

  • 4-H classroom clubs for 5th graders are found in all Paulding County public elementary schools. The meetings start in August and students receive instruction on public speaking skills and science lessons tied to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
  • Middle School 4-H Junior clubs for grades 6-8, meet in each of the nine Paulding County middle schools once a month starting in September; most are at the beginning of the day.  A parental signed permission form is required. 
  • Senior 4-H'ers in grades 9-12 have monthly club meeting at the 4-H/Extension office. 

Want to know more about what is on our calendar?

Spring 2022 Master Schedule for Paulding County 4-H

To learn more about activities in 4-H please visit our Newsletter page as well as the UGA Paulding County Extension Facebook page. If you would like to see other clubs/teams offered in Paulding County, we welcome additions pending having screen and trained volunteers to help with organization, planning, and support in order to offer them. Please see the Paulding County 4-H forms page for the adult volunteer application information. More about volunteering through Georgia 4-H!

You can also reach us at our Paulding County 4-H e-mail

Paulding County 4-H Competitions, Activities, Specialty Clubs and Teams (please note the season dates):

Cloverleaf Club (5th Grade): August - April (monthly in-class meetings) Current Newsletter

Junior Club (6th-8th Grade): September - March (monthly in-school meetings) Current Newsletter

Senior Club (9th-12th Grade): September-May (monthly evening meetings) Current Newsletter

Cooking Club (4th-5th Grade Only): September – December (monthly meetings)
Information for Paulding County | Meeting Dates | Fall Fundraiser

Kids In the Kitchen (6th -12th Grade):  September - May (monthly meetings)

Forestry Judging (5th-12th Grade): June-September
Georgia 4-H Information

Poultry Judging (4th-12th Grade): February-April
Georgia 4-H Information

Horse and Pony Club (1st-12th Grade): September-May (monthly meetings)
Information for Paulding County  | Georgia 4-H Information 

Shooting Sports Teams

Archery Team (S.A.F.E) ( 4th-12th Grade): August- May
Information for Paulding County Georgia 4-H Information

BB Gun Team (S.A.F.E) (4th-9th Grade): November-May (possible summer event too)
Information for Paulding County | Georgia 4-H Information

Shotgun Team (S.A.F.E) (6th-12th Grade): January- May
Paulding 4-H Team ScheduleParent InformationGeorgia 4-H Information



Project Achievement: Ongoing
Paulding County Information | Georgia 4-H Information

Leadership in Action: Ongoing
Georgia 4-H Information


Summer Events 

Summer Activities: June
Paulding County Information - COMING SPRING 2024 

Summer Camps: June-July
Paulding County Information | Georgia 4-H Information

Note: Most clubs are seasonal. Please contact us for more information at the UGA Paulding County Cooperative Extension office at 770-443-7616 or

Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.

4-H Resources:
Summer Camp
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
Environmental Education
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
Livestock Program
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
Project Achievement
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
Project S.A.F.E.
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.

Paulding County 4-H Staff