Citizenship Washington Focus


July 9-16, 2016
Chevy Chase, MD
National 4-H Youth Conference Center 

Citizenship Washington Focus is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth. Delegations  from across the country attend this 6 day program at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, located just outside Washington, D.C.  The program is aimed at enriching young people’s lives by broadening their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in the world.  Participants attend workshops, committees, field trips and social events, giving them hands-on opportunities to learn and grow.  Participants learn and practice skills that will make them better citizens and more successful individuals.

Eligible Participants

CWF is open to all Florida 4-H members 14 to 19 years old as of September 1, 2015.


A $250 non-refundable deposit & registration form are to hold your space.  As of 10/1/15, we have three youth spaces available.

Checks are made payable to the Florida 4-H Foundation.  Check and registration form are due to the State Events Office. Registration will be done on a first come – first serve basis. Please see registration form for more information.


The standard registration package for CWF is $1,000 per person, plus tax. Delegates and/or counties will be responsible for all costs.  The remaining $750 & additional forms will be due by May 1, 2016. This price does NOT include transportation to D.C.  4-H tentatively will fly to and from Washington, D.C., and a bus will be provided during the week of CWF. Transportation costs are estimated to be between $200 and $350 per participant.

Form & Deposit

Forms – Due May 1, 2016

Promotional Materials

  • One Page CWF Flyer
  • Visit CWF website
  • Brochure – County Agents: contact Tracy Tesdall at for a hard copy supply of the brochures to be sent to you
  • Promotional Video (see below)

Earlier this summer, CWF staff followed around delegations from Nebraska, North Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, and Tennessee to see how 4-H’ers, coordinators and U.S. Senators could help tell the story of CWF. Watch this video and see how youth are impacted by their experience at CWF…

CWF Video

What else did youth experience during CWF? Visit the official blog for Citizenship Washington Focus which launched earlier this summer.