4-H Youth in Action: Learning Citizenship through CWF

The Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip is almost a rite of passage for the older 4‑H members in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, or at least it felt that way to me. Many of my 4‑H role models and friends were older than me and therefore got to go on the CWF trip years before I could.…

September 28, 2016 2:38 PM
4-H TodayCitizenshipCWF

September 28, 2016 2:38 PM

4-H TodayCitizenshipCWF

CWF's Home Away From Home

Washington, D.C. is a place of historical and political enchantment. For many individuals, a trip to Washington, D.C. is the trip of a lifetime. This includes any of our delegates coming for the Citizenship Washington Focus program or any other visitors. Nothing else can compare to being in the heart of our Nation while learning…

September 27, 2016 11:12 AM
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September 27, 2016 11:12 AM

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4-H Expert Series: Steve Barbarick, President, Tractor Supply Company

It’s that time of year again. Tractor Supply Company’s (TSC) 4‑H Paper Clover Promotion launches on October 5 to benefit local 4‑H programs. The promotion makes it easy for Tractor Supply customers to support local 4‑H youth by purchasing a paper clover—the symbol of 4‑H—for $1. Over 1,500 Tractor Supply Stores hang the clovers on…

September 22, 2016 12:13 PM
PartnershipsPledge to Youth

September 22, 2016 12:13 PM

PartnershipsPledge to Youth

Preparing for Citizenship Washington Focus- Communications Committee, Week 6

When you hear “CWF” or see youth walking down the streets of D.C. with “CWF” plastered on their shirts or around their necks, maybe you think it means Cats Will Fly or even Chicken Waste Flavor. Really, it stands for Citizenship Washington Focus. CWF is a week-long congregation of hundreds of 4‑H’ers meeting in our…

September 19, 2016 2:02 PM
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September 19, 2016 2:02 PM

CWF

4-H NYSD: HughesNet helps raise STEM education awareness sky-high through Drone Discovery

HughesNet and 4‑H continue to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through 4‑H National Youth Science Day when it kicks off across the country in October. This year’s theme, Drone Discovery, designed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, offers youth an opportunity to learn the engineering concepts behind fixed and rotary-winged drones. They will…

September 15, 2016 2:41 PM
4-H TodayPartnershipsSTEM

September 15, 2016 2:41 PM

4-H TodayPartnershipsSTEM

Brand in Action: Tony Carrell, Indiana 4-H

“Brand in Action” is a series of interviews with 4‑H leaders in states nationwide who are investing in the 4‑H Grows Engagement Campaign to grow awareness and reach of 4‑H programming. In this first installment, we feature Tony Carrell,  4‑H Youth Development Specialist at Purdue University in Indiana. Describe your role as a 4‑H youth…

September 15, 2016 9:06 AM
4-H Professionals4-H Today

September 15, 2016 9:06 AM

4-H Professionals4-H Today

Representing America: Learning by Doing

Fortunately, we live in a country that allows the general public to be actively involved in multiple levels of government. Unfortunately, there can be a lack of interest and frankly knowledge about candidates and issues, especially among young people. These young people are the future of our nation and it is our responsibility to educate…

September 13, 2016 4:31 PM
CWF

September 13, 2016 4:31 PM

CWF

Get Ready for 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day!

Since 2008, 4‑H National Youth Science Day has engaged millions of youth around the world in exciting and innovative STEM learning and experiences, from wind power to robotics to rocketry. This year, the 4‑H NYSD challenge is soaring to new heights with the 2016 National Science Challenge, Drone Discovery, developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension.…

September 6, 2016 1:44 PM
4-H TodaySTEM

September 6, 2016 1:44 PM

4-H TodaySTEM

What we Learned as Delegates – Communications Committee, Week 3

Wanted: Adventurers Adventure: an exciting or dangerous experience Walk up to any Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Delegate and they will tell you that CWF was one of the greatest adventures of their 4‑H careers. Even though this trip doesn’t completely fit in with the definition, we still think that speeding around the Washington, D.C. wonders…

September 6, 2016 10:57 AM
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September 6, 2016 10:57 AM

CWF

What My Delegates Taught Me

May 16th, 2016. The day 10 young adults from around the country came together to facilitate Citizenship Washington Focus. Coming in, we knew we would be learning about the city from our mentors and from each other, but one thing we were not prepared for was how much we would learn from our delegates. Here…

August 31, 2016 1:59 PM
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August 31, 2016 1:59 PM

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