Citizenship Washington Focus


Citizenship Washington Focus

A National Leadership Workshop

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is an annual trip offered to senior 4-H youth (Ages 14-19) to visit Washington D.C. for one week while improving their leadership skills and talents.   While in D.C. the delegates will get a behind-the-scenes look at our nations capital, they will meet members of Congress, develop communication, leadership & citizenship skills, and leave Washington D.C. with a new sense of confidence.

4-H Youth with Senator Tom Cotton
4-H youth meet with Senator Tom Cotton

While attending the CWF experience, the Arkansas delegates will engage in workshops with 4-H youth from other states. 

  • Action Planning
  • Bill Writing
  • Citizenship 
  • Congressional Issues
  • Strategy

The CWF Experience

Safety is first and foremost when our youth are in the nation's Capitol.  While in Washington D.C. youth stay at the National 4-H Conference Center, a 12-acre campus one mile from Washington, D.C.  This facility is alcohol free and has 24-hour security guards on campus.  

Tours are provided by highly trained and licensed program assistants, many who are former 4-Hers!  These program assistants also lead fun activities that focus on leadership through hands-on activities.

While in the Capitol, 4-H'ers visit several historically significant sites and monuments, attend a cultural event and meet politicians from Arkansas and from across the nation.  

Tours Include:

  • Mount Vernon
  • The Smithsonian Museums
  • The Capitol Building
  • World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Korean Conflict Memorial
  • The Holocaust Museum
  • Pentagon's 9-11 Memorial 
  • Air Force and Marine Memorials

2020 CWF trip information

Dates:  July 4th - July 11th, 2020 CANCELLED

Watch for 2021 CWF details coming soon!

Cost:  $1,500 (includes most meals, lodging, transportation, shirts, and a cultural event)


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