4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

California Focus

A Unique Citizenship Educational Experience!
June 16-20, 2017
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza- Sacramento

Registration open in January 2017

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Cal Focus 2015 group

Participants make new friends from across California while they experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities. 


About #CalFocus17

Who can attend

Youth ages 14 - 19. Youth must be at least 14 years old by the time of California Focus.

Adults can apply to chaperone this event.


Set in Sacramento, California's capitol, participants will tour the State Capitol building, Governor's Office, and 3rd State Court of Appeals. Workshops and lodging will be at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

What you will learn and participate in 
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  • Vote sign
    The election process: Register to vote, conduct a primary election, and develop a political campaign through a two party system.
  • As delegates, analyze the needs and issues of your district and enact legislation with the goal of securing the governor's signature to make your bill a law.
  • Create a plan of action for your community
  • Meet California law makers
  • Tour the State Capitol, Governor's office and 3rd Court of Appeal
  • Participate in fun activities, tours and cultural events
  • Make new friends

See the tentative schedule of events

2015 Cal Focus group
California Focus can be the beginning of a life of public participation that leaves you with a strong determination to become involved in your community.  

See the 2016 debate topic!

For more information contact Jenna Colburn at jcolburn@ucanr.edu

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