2012 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long, 4-H citizenship and leadership program for youth ages 14-19. Thousands of young people from across America stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., every summer to participate in the program, which provides opportunities for young people to:
* Strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level.
* Understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
* Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-Hers from across the country with diverse backgrounds.
* Experience hands-on learning using the historical classroom of our nation’s Capital city, Washington, D.C.
There are only 6 weeks left to register for the 2012 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) season and we want to make you aware of some great news. We have new openings in weeks 2-7. This is a once in a lifetime experience that allows young people to see the world from a new perspective. Don’t let your 4-Hers miss out on this national citizenship and leadership opportunity. All you need to do is gather a group of 5 or more participants (including both youth and chaperones), visit the Citizenship Washington Focus website (www.4hcwf.org). Registration forms will be accepted until January 13, 2012. Groups who wish to register after this date may do so based upon space availability.
This summer, we had over 1600 young people participating in the CWF program. Visit the CWF website (www.4hcwf.org) to learn more about the CWF program. You can view videos and read testimonials under the “Experience CWF” tab or take a look at the CWF schedule under the “Register”tab.
For more information about the program or how to register your group to participate, please don’t hesitate to contact Maria McNeely, Senior Staff Assistance, with questions.