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Citizenship Washington Focus at Niagra Falls

Citizenship Washington Focus

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4-H leadership program for high school youth from across the country


About Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)


Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a 4-H leadership program for high school youth from across the country. Every summer thousands of young people stay at the National 4-H Conference Center, near Washington, D.C., to participate in this week-long program. For 37 years, CWF has enriched young people's lives by providing opportunities for them to:

  • Broaden appreciation and practice respect for themselves and others in their world.
  • Increase individual commitment to citizen involvement.
  • Understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
  • Practice fitness and have fun!

We will accomplish the above through:

  • A look behind the scenes in our nation's capital, and a chance to meet senators and representatives.
  • Motivational speakers and workshops that increase individual commitment to citizen involvement.
  • Workshops that build lifetime skills for success.
  • Activities that encourage new and lasting friendships.
  • An enthusiastic collegiate staff working daily with the youth.
  • Fitness and fun!

Participants in Citizenship Washington Focus will have unique, exciting experiences that will lead to becoming "Better Citizens Today. Better Leaders Tomorrow".

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Lancaster County CWF makes this trip every 2 years. One hundred percent of the costs can be raised through organized fundraisers. It is a two week trip. Travel to Washington, D.C., by bus, with stops at many historical sights along the way, including the National Cathedral, Liberty Bell, Niagra Falls, Valley Forge and so much more.


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