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

Leadership Washington Focus


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Registration is now open

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 one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.

Leadership Washington Focus: $1,999.00

July 16, 2017-July 20, 2017

This 5-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn life-changing leadership skills in a conference setting.  Trip includes attendance at National 4-H’s Leadership Washington Focus Conference which includes touring many of the major sites in the National Mall.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 


Youth* can register for this conference using the link below between now and December 15, 2016 or until all spots are filled. A $750 deposit is required at the time of registration. 

*Chaperones who are selected for this trip will be given a registration link when they receive their acceptance letter.

Register for LWF Here:http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=19105

Chaperones Wanted:

Are you a 4-H volunteer who has a love for helping teenagers grow in their civic engagement?  We will be accepting applications for LWF chaperones through December 2, 2016.  Check out how you can apply to be a chaperone for this trip by visiting the chaperone selection process at http://4h.ucanr.edu/4-H_Events/Chaperone_Information/

Share about this trip with your friends by downloading 2017 Leadership Washington Focus-Flyer

LWF Timeline:

12/2/16   Chaperone Applications Due

12/15/16 Registration and Deposit Due for Youth

12/18/16 Chaperone’s Notified

12/19-31/16 Chaperone Registration open

1/26/17  Orientation Webinar #1-6:30pm-8pm


  • Welcome & Overview
  • Introduction of Chaperones
  • Review of Paperwork

3/19/17 Installment Payment due

5/21/17 Final Payment Due

5/24/16 Orientation Webinar #2 6:30-8pm

  • Travel Schedule
  • Checklist Items

At this conference 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'ers from 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:

  • The White House and Lafayette Park
  • Ford's Theatre
  • The National Archives
  • Presidential and war monuments and memorials
  • Smithsonian museums
  • and more!

Registration is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact Program Coordinator Scott Mautte at scmautte@ucanr.edu.

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