CWF: Citizenship Washington Focus
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), a summer educational conference offered at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md., gives 4-H youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need to be outstanding leaders in their home communities and at the national level. Through sightseeing tours in the living classroom of Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth will learn about the history of our nation, the leaders who have shaped it, and how they can apply the leadership and citizenship skills they have learned at CWF when they return home.
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth, grades 10–12, from across the country. Every summer nearly 1,600 young people stay at the National 4-H Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., to participate in this week-long program.
Approximately 100 Iowa 4 H Youth will have the opportunity to attend this leadership program at the National 4-H Center. Participants learn the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders. The week consists of participatory workshops, speakers, committee work, field trips and social events.
CWF Trip Orientation
Choose one of the two orientation dates given below.
Please RSVP by April 1st to Jeff Macomber, email@example.com, with the location you plan to attend.
- Face to Face– get acquainted with participants and chaperones. Learn basic details of the trip.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Places: Chose to attend one of the following sites:
Storm Lake– Buena Vista County Extension Office, 824 Flindt Drive
Iowa City– Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S.
Altoona– Polk County Extension Office, 1625 Adventureland Drive
- Adobe Connect– Learn basic details of the trip.
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
To verify that your internet connection will support this meeting option visit http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.
Dates Youth can choose to sign up for any of the trips.
- June 7-15, 2013 (CWF Week #2)
- June 14 – 22, 2013 (CWF Week #3)
Bus will pick up and drop off participants around Carroll, Ames, Altoona, Grinnell, Iowa City, and Davenport.
CWF 2013 Tentative Schedule
- Registration fee for the 2013 CWF trip is $1,450.
- A non-refundable deposit of $400is due at time of registration.
- Remaining two payments of $525 are due February 15 and April 15, 2013.
- Some counties offer partial local sponsorships.
- Registration is available at 4HOnline (Iowa login).
- Final registration & deposit are due December 15, 2012.
More information will be available later this winter on this webpage and through e-mail communications between trip coordinator and trip participant.
Adults interested in chaperoning
Each trip needs about 5 chaperones. Registration cost is $725. To find out more and to express your interest, contact Jeff Macomber, CWF Trip Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.993.4281.
- Join 4-H
- Iowa 4-H Center
Face to Face Orientation
RSVP form due April 6, 2013 (coming soon)
Agenda: schedule details, bus locations, dress code, Code of Conduct, Questions and Answers, get acquainted with participants and chaperones.
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Places: Choose to attend one of the following sites:
- to be determined