Every summer, high school students from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), 4‑H’s premier leadership and citizenship program for high school students. CWF is more than a Washington, D.C. field trip – it’s an opportunity for 4‑H’ers to learn how to be citizen leaders and make a difference in their communities! CWF participants have the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s capital and the chance to meet members of Congress, develop communication, leadership and citizenship skills through hands-on learning and group activities and build new and lasting friendships.
If you are in grades 10-12 and are interested in learning more about citizenship and meeting 4-Her’s from across the state and country, than CWF is for YOU! The cost for CWF will be approximately $1,400 per person (the total will be determined as soon as transportation costs are confirmed.) Youth are responsible for the cost of the experience. Many counties facilitate Awards & Educational Experiences Application and Interview Processes to offer scholarships for this and other experiences. If you are unsure of your county’s funding process, please contact your local 4-H Youth Development Staff Member. If you missed the county process and there is financial need; we have a limited number of state financial need-based scholarships of $250- $500. (Details of this are being worked out).
Citizenship Washington Focus Registration will OPEN in 4HOnline on November 15 at 4 p.m. Limited space is available for each week, be sure to log on early if you are planning on attending. In 2019, WI 4-H will be participating in CWF June 15-23 or July 6-14, 2019.
More information on CWF can be found online at our website: https://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/citizenship-washington-focus/. Another helpful resource is the registration guide, which will tell you everything you need to know about CWF Registration.