CWF: From the Outside Looking In

Citizenship Washington Focus is a week-long citizenship and leadership conference with tours of Washington, D.C., workshops, and committee meetings. For this conference, 4‑H’ers from all over the nation come to the National 4‑H Conference Center and are able to connect with other 4‑H’ers. Yet while CWF is a place where young people get to interact…

December 6, 2016 1:10 PM
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December 6, 2016 1:10 PM

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Your CWF Trip, How Will It Change You?

It was a hot day here in Washington, D.C., but sitting next to the United States Marine Corps Memorial, just up above the city, one can take in the setting sun’s sky as it inspires the colors of our great Capital City to radiate vibrancy onto every surface.  Not only that, but it also inspires…

November 14, 2016 12:53 PM
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November 14, 2016 12:53 PM

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Brand in Action: Michael Martin, Virginia 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 elevate the 4‑H brand, raise resources to help grow the 4‑H program and positively impact more kids in the future. This month, we feature Michael  Martin, Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech.…

November 9, 2016 2:29 PM
4-H Professionals4-H Today

November 9, 2016 2:29 PM

4-H Professionals4-H Today

Off the Beaten Path

Once Friday at Citizenship Washington Focus rolls around, you have seen a lot of the highlights of Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, but Friday is your chance to explore and see some of the extra things that aren’t part of the regular schedule. After spending the summer in D.C. as a tour guide, these…

November 7, 2016 10:22 AM
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November 7, 2016 10:22 AM

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15 Perfect Gifts for Someone Who Loves 4-H

The holiday season is upon us, and do you know what that means? Time to treat the 4‑H lover in your life! Here’s the gift guide to help you do just that: Mix ‘n’ Match Mason Jars Mason jars are hot commodities this year, and during the holidays they lend an air of nostalgia to…

November 4, 2016 9:51 AM
4-H Today

November 4, 2016 9:51 AM

4-H Today

A Week in the Life of a CWF Delegate – Communications Committee, Week 7

Congratulations! If you attended Citizenship Washington Focus this year, you have found the best place to reflect on your experiences. If you plan on attending in the future, you have found the best place to learn about CWF and all that it entails. We’re here to tell you, you’re in for late nights, early mornings,…

October 31, 2016 10:40 AM
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October 31, 2016 10:40 AM

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4-H Taught Me How to Be Me

The other day I was teaching a bullying prevention program at a rural South Georgia school. I showed the group a picture of myself as a 4‑H’er at an event. I looked happy, was holding a tomato, in a green 4‑H sports coat, and smiling. I asked the group to tell me something about the…

October 27, 2016 1:58 PM
4-H TodayAlumniHealthy Living

October 27, 2016 1:58 PM

4-H TodayAlumniHealthy Living

4-H NYSD: U.S. Cellular shares commitment to advancing STEM education

For two consecutive years, U.S. Cellular has proudly supported National 4‑H Council and 4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). It is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the wide range of ways that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is used every day in hundreds of careers. When our associates spend time…

October 26, 2016 9:24 AM
4-H TodayPartnershipsSTEM

October 26, 2016 9:24 AM

4-H TodayPartnershipsSTEM

Expert Series: Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University, on STEM and Leadership

Tony Frank is the president of Colorado State University, Chancellor of the Colorado State University System, and a 4‑H alum. He had some of his earliest experiences with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects in his local 4‑H chapter in rural Illinois, before going on to earn a college degree in biology and a…

October 19, 2016 8:07 AM
4-H TodayAlumniPledge to YouthSTEM

October 19, 2016 8:07 AM

4-H TodayAlumniPledge to YouthSTEM

Fast Facts to Meeting With Your Congressmen and Congresswomen

You have planned to come to CWF. You have planned out the perfect Capitol Hill day with perfectly timed tours and meetings with your Congressmen and Congresswomen. Now the time has come to figure out what to do in those meetings. Spending a week in our nation’s capital is quite an honor, especially when having…

October 17, 2016 11:33 AM
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October 17, 2016 11:33 AM

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