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Leadership Washington Focus

State 4-H Contact: Lorrie Wright


To engage and interact in citizenship activities within the educational context of Washington, D.C. Identify aspects of American heritage and observe government in action through monument tours.

  • Build confidence in youth’s ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action.
  • Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking.
  • Work with others to create and accomplish goals & learn about personal leadership styles.
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Youth entering grades 7 through 9. (Space is limited to 7 participants)

July 17 – 21, 2017

Washington, D.C.

$700 – Cost to participate includes meals at the event, lodging, and transportation from time of departure until return, and health insurance. The group travels by van. For 2017, the total cost is subsidized by generous donations to the State 4-H Office. (Space is limited to 7 participants)

Counties must make a firm commitment by Friday, May 12, 2017 regarding the number attending. The names of delegates and balance due must be paid by Friday, May, 26, 2017. Make checks payable to West Virginia University.

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Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, D.C. border. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H’ers, LWF.

For 2017 West Virginia can only accommodate 7 youth participants. Registration will be given to participants on a first come first served basis, due to limited space. First time participants will be given preference.

A van scheduled for pick-ups along the route to Washington, D.C. will be arranged after all youth participants are selected.

Learn more about Leadership Washington Focus.