Citizenship Washington Focus

For more than 50 years, thousands of high school youth from all across the country have traveled to Washington, DC each summer to partake in the preeminent 4-H citizenship experience – Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF). CWF is a national program designed for 4-H members and teen leaders ages 14-19. 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.

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Cathy Johnston
EMAIL: cjohnston1@unl.edu
PHONE: 402-472-1762