Citizenship Washington Focus is an opportunity for 4-H youth (age 14-19) to spend an entire week in Washington, D.C., including a stop in Gettysburg.

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus, June 22-29, 2019

4-H Citizenship Washington Focus participants learn about our nation's government by participating in hands-on leadership workshops and touring of historical sites in Washington, D.C.  2019 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus is scheduled for June 22-29.  Michigan CWF Participants will travel by charter bus to Washington D.C. stopping overnight in Gettysburg, PA.  While in Gettysburg, youth will visit the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, travel the battlefields with a licensed tour guide and see the Gettysburg Cyclorama Map of the Civil War.  

4-H CWF groups stay at the National 4-H Center just outside Washington D.C. and travel to all of the sites of the area including Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery,  U.S. Capitol, Iwo Jima Memorial, National Cathedral and the Holocaust Museum.  Participants will also visit the Smithsonian Museums, Toby's Dinner Theatre performance of Grease and the Armed Forces music program, Twilight Tattoo.  Participants will tour the Capitol and meet with legislators and visit hearings on Capitol Hill Day. 

4-H CWF participants join committees such as legislative and communications to help conduct the program.  Participants also attend leadership workshops and working as a group  to write and pass bills.

Attendance at CWF is limited to 45 participants.  Please contact your local MSU Extension Office if you are interested in attending the program.  The cost of the 2019 4-H CWF program is $1,500.00 which includes all meals (except 7 meals in transit), lodging and transportation.  Visit the CWF website to register.

2019 4-H CWF Payment Schedule (Check with your county MSU Extension Office for scholarship opportunities before completing the registration): Payments must be made with a credit card. If a credit card payment is not possible, please contact Connie Lange for alternative payment options.

  • Jan. 7, 2019: All online registrations with a $500 deposit are due. All deposits must be accompanied by the following information: Name of participant, amount paid and county of 4-H participation.
  • Feb. 1, 2019: Additional $500 of payment is due. Cancellations received after Feb. 1, 2019 will not be refunded. 4-H CWF Form Packet is due to Connie Lange, MSU Extension Branch County, 570 Marshall Road, Coldwater, MI  49036. A head and shoulders (school) picture should be emailed to Connie Lange at langec@msu.edu.  All deposits must be accompanied by the following information: Name of participant, amount paid and county of 4-H participation.
  • March 15, 2019: Final $500 final payment and Citizenship Washington Focus Forms are due. All deposits must be accompanied by the following information: Name of participant, amount paid and county of 4-H participation  For program information contact Connie Lange at langec@msu.educator at the Branch County MSU Extension Office, 517-279-4311.     

Staff:  Staff should reserve space by emailing Connie Lange, langec@msu.edu.  2019 CWF Payments must include: 4-H CWF, name of participants and amount for each participant and county name. The CWF account number is DN100031 subaccount 6875.  Send payment and information to:

MSU ANR Event Services / CWF 2019 Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture 446 W. Circle Drive, Room 11 East Lansing, MI 48824

 

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