Citizenship Washington Focus


Citizenship Washington Focus

National Leadership Workshop

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is an annual trip offered to senior 4-H youth (Ages 14-19) to visit Washington D.C. for one week while improving their leadership skills and talents.   While in D.C. the delegates will get a behind-the-scenes look at our nations capital, they will meet members of Congress, develop communication, leadership & citizenship skills, and leave Washington D.C. with a new sense of confidence.

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The Arkansas 4-H youth delegation of Citizenship Washington Focus meet with Senator Tom Cotton in Washington D.C. on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building. 

While attending the CWF experience, the Arkansas delegates will engage in workshops with 4-H youth from other states. Workshops include: 

The CWF Experience

Safety is first and foremost when our youth are in the nation's Capitol.  

Tours are provided by highly trained and licensed program assistants, many who are former 4-Hers!  These program assistants also lead fun activities that focus on leadership through hands-on activities.

While in the Capitol, 4-H'ers visit several historically significant sites and monuments, attend a cultural event and meet politicians from Arkansas and from across the nation.  

Tours Include:

  • Mount Vernon
  • The Smithsonian Museums
  • The Capitol Building
  • World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Korean Conflict Memorial
  • The Holocaust Museum
  • Pentagon's 9-11 Memorial 
  • Air Force and Marine Memorials

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