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

Citizenship Washington Focus

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Citizenship Washington Focus 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.


OCTOBER 15, 2019

2019 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus Conference
National 4-H Conference Center
Chevy Chase, MD

Participants should make arrangements to be dropped off at the CA 4-H State Office 2801 2nd St. Davis, CA 95618 on July 5th and picked up at a regionally designated airport on the return. 


Citizenship & Leadership 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 Citizenship and Leadership conferences.

Click Here to Participate


Save the Date

July 5-13, 2019 (Conference Only)  $2949.00

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. 

July 5-16, 2019 (Conference & Extended Trip to Gettysburg, Philadelphia & Baltimore) $3800.00

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 Scott Mautte at ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu 

CWF Delegate Timeline:

All delegates are responsible for participating in all webinars listed in bold.

12/16/18 Final day to register and pay deposit (spots may fill up before this date)

2/22/19  Orientation Webinar #1: Overview/Intros./Paperwork

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Webinar Recording: https://ucanr.zoom.us/recording/share/Ko_kt1KkDw_CSZkLip9DDYfxTgtKSx0kRjaaIAZRl6OwIumekTziMw?startTime=1550888079000

3/1/19 Installment Payment #2 due

4/17/19 Webinar #2: Updates, Reminders, Packing

7:00 pm - 8:00pm   Webinar Recording: https://ucanr.zoom.us/recording/share/PSQdChU7N4NXgB4laRoX-4TvBdWf665RW7OAmZ6BDWCwIumekTziMw?startTime=1555551105000

5/1/19 Installment Payment #3 due (Final Payment)

6/3/19 Webinar #3: Travel Procedures & Odds & Ends

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Webinar Recording: https://ucanr.zoom.us/recording/share/GQGTv76w21jkHK_Dt42JayJgnQ6YRz9QrX67ITrZIBOwIumekTziMw?startTime=1559611730000


Congressional Appointments

After the Orientation 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 2018 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 2019 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:


12/16/18 Final day to apply

12/20/18 Chaperone's Selected & Notified


2/14/19 Chaperone Meeting #1

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Webinar Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/299337234


2/22/19  Orientation Webinar #1: Overview/Intros./Paperwork

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Webinar Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/299337234


3/13/19 Chaperone Meeting #2

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Webinar Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/299337234


4/17/19 Orientation Webinar #2: Updates, Reminders, Packing

7:00 pm - 8:00pm   Webinar Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/299337234


6/3/19 Orientation Webinar #3: Travel Procedures & Odds & Ends

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm   Webinar Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/299337234


6/12/19 Chaperone Meeting #3 

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Webinar Link: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/299337234


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