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Citizenship Washington Focus

State 4 H Contact: Zona Hutson and Craig Bode

To study and observe the executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the federal government in action. Identify aspects of our American heritage. Increase awareness of international interdependence and the role of the United States in world affairs. To help youth increase awareness of self in relationships with others.

High school age youth, who are at least 15 years of age and have not passed their 19th birthday as of December 31, 2017.

WHEN: July 2-8, 2017

WHERE: Washington, D.C.

$1200 – includes meals, lodging, and transportation, and all programming time during the trip. Cost of the chartered bus, health insurance and special events in D.C. are included in this flat rate price.

Counties must make a firm commitment by Friday, April 14th regarding the number attending. The names of delegates and balance due must be paid by Friday, May 5th.

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Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a group activity with a week long program. Ten to fifteen states participate each week in group discussions, tours to points of interest, visits with senators and congressmen, listening to guest speakers, and exchanging program ideas and information with their fellow delegates from across the United States.

Please utilize previous CWF delegates in promoting this program countywide.

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2016 CWF was a success!

27 WVU 4-H youth and 2 adult chaperones participated in Citizenship Washington Focus this year. This national leadership opportunity gives 4-H’ers a taste of civic life in the nation’s capital through interactive and engaging programs. 5 West Virginia 4-H’ers were selected to present United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell the 4-H Distinguished Alumni Medallion from National 4-H Council. Secretary Burwell was raised in Hinton, WV and is a shining example for the future of our WV 4-H’ers. WV participants at the meeting with Secretary Burwell were Craig Bode: WVU Extension 4-H Program Assistant, John Wayne Wilson: Doddridge County, Morgan Fling: Wood County, Ashlee Smith: Wayne County, Drina Kerns: Braxton County, Rachel Borer: Ohio County. How How to National 4-H Council President and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo and Federal Partnership Manager Betsy McKay for this memorable experience!

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