Citizenship Washington Focus

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June 22-July 1, 2019

Washington D.C.

Learn leadership, live history, explore your nation!

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a 4-H leadership program for high schoolers aged 15 to 18. 4-H members will stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., and participate in a week-long program enriching their lives with activities that broaden their appreciation and respect for themselves and others. 4-H members will tour national landmarks and meet their elected officials. Side trips to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, and New York City will follow the conference.

Delegates participate in a variety of experiences in our nation's capital. Forums, workshops, prominent speakers, mock elections and congressional sessions are just a few of the fun activities offered. You won't want to miss this opportunity for a hands-on learning experience and a great time with other 4-H'ers.

4-H members will:

  • tour national landmarks,
  • meet elected officials,
  • create an action plan to help their communities, and
  • create life-long memories.
    • "Citizenship Washington Focus gave me the opportunity to see what our government and America's history are all about and the ability to bring back what I learned to have a positive impact on my club, my community, my country and my world." — Nikki Shaw, Michigan

Citizenship Washington Focus Evaluation (PDF)

Application and cost

Total trip cost: $2,000

Costs include all travel expenses on chartered bus, tours and ticket costs, lodging at the National 4-H Center and hotels, meals, registration for the CWF conference, Dinner Theater, and CWF and Missouri 4-H polos. The only expense not included is cost of souvenirs. Cost includes funds for meals while traveling.

Payment schedule: Dec. 3: $500 and application; Jan. 14: $500; Feb. 15: $500; April 15: $500

Youth specialists Patty Fisher and Sarah Morefield will be chaperoning.

Visit Citizenship Washington Focus for more information.

Citizenship Washington Focus Application (DOC)