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

Citizenship Washington Focus-Presidential Inauguration

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Citizenship Washington Focus Presidential Inauguration 2021
January 17 - 21, 2021
Washington, D.C.

Join 4-H youth and volunteers from around the nation at Citizenship Washington Focus Presidential Inauguration 2021. This is the second time that 4-H has held a Citizenship Washington Focus event during the presidential inauguration.

Who can participate

4-H youth ages 14 - 19 (at time of conference)

Adults are invited to apply to chaperone this event. Please see the Chaperone Information below.

What you will learn and participate in

  • Learn the meaning and importance of the Democratic process
  • Explore the history of the Presidency, the election process, and the role of the press
  • Discover the intricacies of the Executive Branch and careers in politics
  • Practice your role in citizenship through service, civic education, and engagement
  • Attend the Inauguration ceremony
  • Watch the Inauguration parade

What you will see and do

  • Participate in workshops, interactive sessions, and hear inspiring speakers
  • Visit national memorials, historical sites, and the Smithsonian museums
  • Experience Inauguration Day events
  • Enjoy a unique Inaugural Ball dinner and dance

See the Tentative Schedule

Dress Code for participants


Trip Package

$2,199 per person, includes:

  • Round trip airline transportation
  • Ground transportation between the National 4-H Conference Center and the airport
  • 4 nights lodging at the National 4-H Conference Center
  • All meals during the conference
  • Inaugural Ball dinner and dance
  • Ground transportation during the conference
  • Conference shirt, drawstring backpack, button, lanyard, cold weather accessories


Fundraising Resources

California 4-H Gift Certificate

Family and friends can support your participation with a gift certificate in the amount they choose. Gift certificates are good towards registration costs for civic engagement and leadership state and national events. Order a gift certificate.


Support letter templates

Customize the following letter templates for your use:

Family Fundraising Support Letter (docx)

Corporate Fundraising Support Letter (docx)

American Legion Fundraising Support Letter (docx)

Religious community Fundraising support letter (docx)


Spread the word!

Share the flyer with your club and project members. Also include a flyer with any fundraising letters you send.


Questions about this event

Please contact Jenna Colburn, State 4-H Office at (530)750-1336,


Delegate Registration

Youth registration is now full.
Please join the waitlist if you are interested in attending if a space opens.

Please note: due to National 4-H Council's timeline for registration and payment, we are on a very strict timeline.

Date   Total Fee Deposit*

Jan 13 - May 1


Registration open until May 1 or until full.


 $2,199 $550*
June 1, 2020 Final Payment - balance due to the State 4-H Office    

*All deposits are non-refundable.

All delegates and their parents should plan to participate in an orientation webinar, to be scheduled for November 2020.


Chaperone Information

Chaperone Applications open until March 16, 2020

Please go to the Chaperone selection process and requirements page to apply.

All adults who accompany youth must be registered 4-H volunteers at the time of the trip. All chaperones and youth must follow the trip procedures, itinerary and timelines.


Please note these dates if you apply to be a chaperone.

Date Event
March 16, 2020 Chaperone applications and the Chaperone Agreement Form are due by midnight, March 16, 2020. Please submit your signed Chaperone Agreement Form via email to Jenna Colburn at or via mail to California 4-H attn: Jenna Colburn, 2801 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95618.
April 6-10, 2020 Phone or ZOOM video conference interviews
April 13-17, 2020 Selection notifications
May 1, 2020 Chaperone Registration and deposit deadline NOTE: Do not register until you have been notified you are selected.
June 1, 2020 Payment in full due
TBA November 2020 Chaperone Orientation/training


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