Registration for the 2022 Citizenship Washington Focus is now open in 4-H Online. CWF will once again be in-person in 2022 and is open to all youth in 10-12th grades. The registration period runs from December 2nd – Jan 3rd on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis for program week assignments. Don’t delay, submit your registration soon!
Citizenship Washington Focus, or CWF for short, is the premier week long 4-H citizenship and leadership experience. CWF brings 4-H delegations from all over the country to stay in Washington D.C., our Nation’s Capital! Participants learn about the roles of Senators and Representatives in the United States’ government and how these parts work together to form an effective Congress.
Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in various educational workshops such as:
- Citizenship Toolbox: By exploring what it means to be a good citizen, delegates identify their own skill set to become active citizens and leaders in their communities back home.
- Congressional Issues: Delegates will have open discussions with different perspectives on real national issues in the government today.
- Bill Writing: Delegates learn the process of writing a bill in the House of Representatives and then write one of their own. They then will hold a mock House of Representatives meeting where they will discuss and either pass or deny said bills.
- Action Planning: By combining all of the skills they have learned at CWF, the entire delegation will discuss what issues are prominent in their communities. They will then develop a plan to take back and implement positive change into their hometowns.
Registration for CWF is now open in 4HOnline. Full program information along with registration information is available at the following website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/citizenship-washington-focus/. The registration information letter is available here.