Citizenship Washington Focus

For more than 50 years, thousands of high school youth from all across the country have travelled to Washington, DC each summer to partake in the preeminent 4-H citizenship and leadership experience – Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF). CWF is a national program designed for 4-H members and teen leaders ages 15-19. Sessions are offered throughout the weeklong program held throughout June and July each year. CWF provides youth with opportunities to:

  • explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need to be outstanding leaders in their community, country, and world.
  • engage in sightseeing tours throughout Washington, D.C., led by college-aged program assistants.
  • learn the history of our nation and how leadership and citizenship skills can be applied in local community.

Program registration costs vary. Nebraska 4-H sends several regional groups each year that spend time visiting additional educational locations on the way to CWF. For more information, please contact your local Extension office.