Citizenship Washington Focus
Through tours in the living classroom of Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth will learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who have shaped it, and how they can apply their enhanced leadership and citizenship skills to issues in their own community.
Delegates have the option of traveling to Washington, D.C., and participating in Heritage Trail which is a 7 day program hosted by the National 4-H Conference Center. Delegates may extend their travel 3 additional days through the Global Journey program which includes visits to Gettysburg, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Dates for the 2014 program include:
Heritage Trail: June 22 to June 28, 2014
The 7 day program to Washington, D.C.
Global Journey: June 22 to July 1, 2014
The 10 day program to Washington, D.C., Gettysburg, Philadelphia and Baltimore!
Citizenship Washington Focus is a year-long program, beginning with registration in December and online orientation in March. County delegations are expected to complete a study guide and prepare thoroughly for their Citizenship Washington Focus program. During their participation in the program, all county delegations develop and carry out a service-learning plan of action to address a current issue in their community. A final report on their service project is due September 15 of the year they travel. Contact Jenna Colburn Program Coordinator at email@example.com
See Citizenship Washington Focus at the National 4-H Center in action at: Citizenship Washington Focus Program
Calling all Volunteer Leaders with an interest in WA Focus!
Check out the Washington Focus Intern Opportunity
July 15-19, 2014
Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, D.C. border. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H'ers, LWF. Middle school 4-H delegates will:
- Build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action
- Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking
- Work with others to create and accomplish goals
- Develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style
- Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ersfrom across the nation.
- Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.
Participants are immersed in the culture and history of our nation through on-site workshops at D.C.’s most spectacular sights.
Destinations include, but are not limited to:
- White House and Lafayette Park
- Ford's Theatre
- National Archives
- Presidential and war monuments and memorials
- Smithsonian museums
- and more!
Contact Trip Coordinator Jenna Colburn at firstname.lastname@example.org