Citizenship Washington Focus 2021 Virtual Program Dates
Registration Closes Friday, June 11

Week 1: June 20, 21
6-9 PM ET

Week 2: June 27, 28
6-9 PM ET

Week 3: July 5, 6
6-9 PM ET

Week 4: July 11, 12
6-9 PM ET

Week 5: July 18, 19
6-9 PM ET

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), is National 4 H Council’s premier leadership and citizenship program for high school age students. While it typically takes place in Washington, D.C., this year it will be held in a virtual format.

CWF will return to in-person programming in the Washington, D.C. metro area in Summer 2022. Get more information about the future of the National 4‑H Conference Center.

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2021 CWF Virtual Program Information

The virtual CWF program will take place once a week, for 5 weeks, beginning Sunday, June 20, 2021. When they register, participants will be able to indicate if they would prefer to participate on Sundays or Mondays. Preferences will be honored on a first come first served basis.

Elevating youth voice and strategies for being effective change agents are the focus of the entire five-week virtual CWF experience. Each week will explore new topics in these areas:

Week 1 – Empathy, Active Listening & Civil Discourse

  • Defining Empathy and Eiscussing Why Cultures of Empathy are Successful
  • An Active Listening Experience & Civil Discourse Workshop

Week 2 – Exploring National Topics

  • Media Literacy
  • Town Halls
  • Introduction to Action Plans

Week 3 – A Local Focus

  • A Constituency Simulation
  • Who’s in Charge – From Which Officials Would You Need Approval to Make Change?

Week 4 – Change Making Strategies

  • How We Create Change: Bottom-up Strategies
  • First Draft of Action Plans & Peer Reviews

Week 5 – Action Plan Symposium

  • Celebrating and Sharing Action Plans

Lead Coordinators are required to attend a virtual orientation prior to the start of the five-week program.

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2021 CWF Virtual Program Fees

Youth: $250 per person
Adults: One Lead Coordinator can attend free of charge. Additional adult participants are $250 per person.

Program Fees Include:

  • Two to three hours of interactive, synchronous virtual programming on Zoom each week including:
    • Expert speakers with live Q&A
    • Small breakout discussion groups with other 4‑H youth from across the county
    • Time to regroup with your state delegation for action planning and next steps
    • Virtual facilitation by our highly trained and licensed collegiate program assistant team
  • Weekly asynchronous assignments to build on learning objectives and prepare for the next week’s programming
  • CWF Swag Bag with virtual participation materials and accessories delivered directly to each participant
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Contact Us

For questions regarding program logistics, please email Freeman Thompson.

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