COVID-19 Resources
UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?
The Georgia 4-H program is part of the educational outreach of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world.

Today, 4-H is urban and suburban as well as rural. The program teaches life skills such as public speaking. Although proud of its beginnings as corn and tomato clubs, 4-H has evolved over the years to teach about computers, recycling, photography, dog care, teamwork and many other topics relative to Rockdale County's youth.

Who's eligible to join 4-H?
Rockdale County 4-H has a program for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.

How much does it cost to join 4-H?
There are no dues to participate in 4-H. However, special project clubs (horse club, etc.) and activities may have a small charge. There are no uniforms for 4-H'ers. 4-H'ers may pick and choose what activities they participate in.

How to get involved?
Rockdale 4-H offers monthly meetings for all ages, including parents. Attend the next Rockdale County 4-H Night to get involved! The Rockdale County 4-H night has different 4-H Councils that meet at the same time. The meetings are from 6:30PM-8:00PM. Call the office for the next 4-H Night @ 770-278-7373.

Georgia 4-H Pledge: I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to longer service, and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Staff Listing

Brittany Teets, Rockdale County Cooperative Extension Coordinator and 4-H and Youth Development Agent

Brittany is a lifelong 4-H'er and Rockdale County 4-H alumni, active in 4-H from fifth grade through Heritage High School. Brittany was a member of the 4-H State Poultry Judging Team, State Consumer Judging Team, and attended the state competition for Project Achievement every year. While in college, Brittany was a member of the GC&SU Collegiate 4-H Club and served as a Georgia 4-H Camp Counselor for five summers, three of which were spent in a leadership role.

Brittany has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Leadership from UGA.

Brittany is excited to be in Rockdale County where her love for Extension and 4-H started.

Staff Listing

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.