Apply to Attend Citizenship Washington Focus

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.

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 Discussing 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

Clermont County delegates will participate on Monday evenings from 6-9p.m., June 21 through July 19.  Full participation is expected at all sessions.

If you are interested in attending Ohio 4-H Leadership Camp, send your responses to the following questions to Kelly Royalty (, by NOON on Wednesday, April 28.

First and Last Name
Date of Birth
Street Address
Youth Email Address
Parent Email Address
Delegate Phone Number
Parent Phone Number
Shirt Size
Are you able to all sessions? If not, which dates are you unable to attend?
Brief explanation of why you want to attend and how you will share your experience with others.

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