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.


2018 Citizenship Washington Focus Conference

Save the Date

June 16-23, 2018 (Conference Only)  

June 16-26, 2018 (Conference & Extended Trip to Gettysburg, Philadelphia & Baltimore) 

Download the Save the Date Flyer Here

To begin fundraising for these trips,

please use the 2017 rates below as a guide.

The CA 4-H Gift Certificate Program is a great way for family and friends to contribute to the cost of your trip. Check out the details here.   


2017 Citizenship Washington Focus Information


Thank you for setting up your congressional appointments and recording them here. Please fill this out completely as this information will be sent to National 4-H to help us coordinate transportation to the appointments.  

2017 Note:  All meetings with senators should be set up on June 28th, 2017 between 10:30am-3pm.  We have an appointment set up with Senator Diane Feinstein's Aide, Elisabeth Fox at 10am this day.  Please schedule congressional appointments around this time spot if possible. Click Here to record your congressional appointment.


Delegates for Washington Focus events are able to utilize the new skills they have learned by carrying out a plan of action in their local community. Each delegate will carry out a pre-approved service learning project and complete a 4-H Delivers story upon completion of their service learning project. Tools to help youth and volunteer leaders in planning and implementing a plan are: 

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.

It is highly recommended that you use the Service Learning Planning Guide to aid in your planning process. Your 4-H Delivers story will need to be submitted before certificates of completion and pins are awarded. 


Conference Only Package: $2949.00

June 24, 2017-July 1, 2017

This 8-day 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. 

Extended Conference Package: $3999.00

June 24, 2017-July 5, 2017

This 12-day trip includes the above conference only package plus 4 extra days of educational tours of Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD culminating with the 4th of July fireworks celebration at Baltimore Harbor.  Cost includes transportation (air and ground), housing and most meals plus access to the tour sites. 


CWF 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

1/25/17  Orientation Webinar #1-6:30pm-8pm

View Webinar #1 Here

CWF Orientation PPT #1

3/19/17 Installment Payment due

3/21/17 Orientation Webinar #2-6:30pm-8pm

View Webinar #2 Here

  CWF Orientation PPT #2

5/21/17 Final Payment Due

5/25/16 Orientation Webinar #3-6:30-8pm

View Webinar #3 Here

 CWF Orientation PPT #3


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


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