Citizenship Washington Focus

 

2014 CWF Program

NJ 4-H Members pose for a group photo during CWFApplications are being accepted for the 2014 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) program held annually in Washington, DC. The program is open to high school age 4-H youth.

It is held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. Using Washington, D.C. as a working classroom delegates learn about the government, citizenship and civic education.

The 2014 CWF program will take place, July 6-12.

To apply, please download the application below and return it to the RCE/4-H Office by 3/1/14.

The estimated cost to attend is $875-900. Support from local 4-H organizations (such as the Sussex County 4-H Foundation) is available to help defray some costs.

CWF Application

More about CWF

Citizenship Washington Focus is a citizenship and leadership program conducted by the National 4-H Council for high school age youth. The program is run for six consecutive weeks during the summer months. It is held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside Washington, D.C. Using Washington, D.C. as a working classroom delegates learn about the government, citizenship and civic education.

New Jersey 4-H sends 30-40 4-H members and 3-4 adult advisors to Citizenship Washington Focus each year. The learning takes place through energetic workshops, special appointed committees, appropriate field trips (including visits with congressional representatives) and fun social events. Citizenship Washington Focus is a total Washington, D.C. experience.

There are approximately 200 4-H members representing 6-8 different states at the 4-H center during one week of CWF. The cost for the week is approximately $875-900, which includes registration, lodging, transportation, all activities, and most meals. There are local scholarships available to participants through their county 4-H program. Participants may only attend this event one time during their 4-H career. All interested 4-H members must be in the 9-12 grade at the time of application and must go through a local selection process.

Applications are due on March 1 for the conference in July.

Opportunities are also available for college students to attend the program as Program Assistants. The Program Assistants are assigned to state delegations and run the workshops, act as tour guides and hosts. Compensation is provided along with room and board.

Contact the National 4-H Council for details or 301-961-2800.

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