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

Citizenship Washington Focus

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Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is an educational conference for youth ages 15 to 19. Delegates must be at least 15 years of age by time of travel to participate. Hosted at the National 4-H Center near Washington, D.C, it gives youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need in order to become outstanding leaders.

Through tours in the living classroom of Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth will learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who have shaped it, and how they can apply their enhanced leadership and citizenship skills to issues in their own community.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Conference
National 4-H Conference Center
Chevy Chase, MD

Registration for the 2021 trips opens on October 15, 2020

 

 2020 Trip Costs and Descriptions: (2021 rates are still to be determined)

CWF Conference Only  $3,149

This trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn how our national government works.  Trip includes a pre-conference day of site seeing plus attendance at National 4-H’s Citizenship 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. 

Conference & Extended Trip to Gettysburg, Philadelphia & Baltimore) $3,999

This  trip includes the above conference only package plus 4 extra days of educational tours of Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 

This trip is coordinated through the CA State 4-H Office. For more information, please contact ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu 

Participants should make arrangements to be dropped off at the CA 4-H State Office 2801 2nd St. Davis, CA 95618 on June 26th and picked up at a regionally designated airport on the return. 

 

Gift Certificate Program

This program allows family members and friends of 4-H members to provide a specific 4-H member with financial support for attending Statewide and National 4-H Civic Engagement and Leadership conferences.

Click Here to Participate in Gift Certificate Program

 

CWF Delegate Information

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

The submission of your registration is a contractual commitment to the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program (CA 4-H) of your intent to attend this trip. CA 4-H secures venues, transportation, lodging etc. based on numbers of registered participants and will incur financial penalties when those numbers change. Withdrawal from this commitment requires written notice and will follow the cancellation and refund schedule below:

Between now and December 31st Full deposit can be refunded less a $50 processing fee
Between January 1st and March 1st Loss of deposit
Between March 2nd and May 1st Participants who cancel are responsible for 50% of the total cost of the trip
After May 1st Participants who cancel are responsible for the full cost of the trip

If you have any questions please contact ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu.

CWF Delegate Timeline:

All delegates are required to participate in ALL webinars listed in bold.  Parents, guardians, and adult volunteers in support roles are encouraged to attend.

12/15 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

TBD Orientation Webinar #1: Overview/Intros./Paperwork

Meeting Link:

TBD Installment Payment Due (1/2 the remaining balance)

Meeting Link:

TBD Orientation Webinar #2: Updates, Reminders, Packing

Meeting Link:

TBD Final Payment Due

TBD Orientation Webinar #3: Travel Procedures & Odds & Ends

Meeting Link:

Congressional Appointments

After the Orientation #2 webinar, delegates can start scheduling appointments with their congressional legislators.

Please record your appointment information in the online form. Please fill this out completely as this information will be sent to National 4-H to help us coordinate transportation to the appointments.  

Service Learning Project

Each delegate is expected to plan and implement a pre-approved service learning project after the Citizenship Washington Focus conference. You can utilize the new skills you have learned at the conference to implement your Plan of Action in your local community.

Your pre-approval will need to be submitted, approved and project complete before December 31 of the year you participate in a Washington Focus trip. Once you've identified your issue and begun your planning, complete your pre-approval application and submit it.

Tools to help youth and volunteer leaders in planning and implementing a plan are:

We highly recommend that you use the Service Learning Planning Guide to aid in your planning process.

Upon completion of your service learning project, you must write a 4-H Delivers story. Your 4-H Delivers story will need to be submitted before you receive your certificate of completion and achievement pins.

 

Chaperone information

If you are interested in chaperoning for the 2021 Citizenship Washington Focus trip, please visit the Chaperone Information page and follow the process to be considered for this important role.

Chaperone's who are selected for the 2021 Citizenship Washington Focus trip are expected to attend all chaperone meetings and participant orientations.  Once you are confirmed as a chaperone, please add these important dates to your calendar:

TBD Final day to apply

TBD Chaperone's Selected & Notified

TBD Orientation Webinar #1: Overview/Intros./Paperwork

Meeting Link:

TBD Chaperone Meeting #1

Meeting Link:

TBD Orientation Webinar #2: Updates, Reminders, Packing

Meeting Link:

TBD Chaperone Meeting #2

Meeting Link:

TBD Orientation Webinar #3: Travel Procedures & Odds & Ends

Meeting Link:

TBD Chaperone Meeting #3

Meeting Link:

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