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Leadership Washington Focus

State 4-H Contact: Lorrie Wright

PURPOSES:
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.

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

WHEN:
July 16–20, 2018

WHERE:
Washington, D.C.

COST:
$1,000 – 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. (Space is limited to 7 participants.)

REGISTRATION:
Delegates may pay the registration fee in four installments of $250 each. Listed below is a chart of when each installment will be due. All final registration fees are due by Friday, May 25, 2018. Make checks payable to West Virginia University.

Registration Information  |  Register Online Now

PROGRAM:
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 one (1) mile from Washington, D.C. 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.

PARTICIPANTS:
For 2018, West Virginia can only accommodate seven (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.

TRANSPORTATION:
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 from the National 4-H Conference Center