Citizenship Washington Focus

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Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a 4-H leadership and civic engagement program for high school youth, ages 14-19, from across the country. Held every summer at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center near Washington, DC, this conference gives 4-H youth the exciting opportunity to participate in 4-H at the national level. Through sightseeing tours in the heart of Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth explore, develop, and refine their civic engagement skills as they learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who have shaped it, and how they can apply the leadership and citizenship skills to become outstanding leaders in their home communities.   In addition, youth enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our nation's capital and the chance to meet members of Congress.  Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF): Presidential Inauguration is a special edition conference that happens every four years in conjunction with the election of the President of the U.S.   


  • Strengthen communication, leadership, and other citizenship skills on a national level.  
  • Understand the importance of civic responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
  • Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds.  
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of our nation’s Capital City, Washington, D.C. 

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