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Citizen Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus

2018 Application Process:

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is held each June.  Delegates will learn about the democratic process, meet new people, see the sights of Washington D.C., meet Wyoming’s U.S. Congressional Representatives, and experience our national government from a new perspective.  This trip features tours and several nighttime events.  Be ready to have a good time!  There is not an application process – simply contact your local County 4-H Educator and let him/her know you would like to attend.  The cost of the trip is approximately $1,400-$1,600 and some donor funds are available through the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation depending on the year. In 2018, delegates will attend the conference June 17-23.
Leadership Washington Focus

Leadership Washington Focus

2018 Application Process:

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth entering grades 7 through 9. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, D.C. border. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H'ers, LWF. Middle school 4-H delegates will:

  • Build confidence in their ability to motivate and direct others in meaningful action
  • Practice effective communication with others through group discussion and public speaking
  • Work with others to create and accomplish goals
  • Develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style
  • Exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ersfrom across the nation.
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Participants will enjoy:

  • Motivational speakers and educational workshops that increase individual leadership capability and build lifetime skills for success
  • Activities that encourage and form new lasting friendships with other 4-H youth An enthusiastic staff of young adults that work directly with them
  • Participants are immersed in the culture and history of our nation through on-site workshops at D.C.’s most spectacular sights.

Destinations include, but are not limited to:

  • White House and Lafayette Park
  • Ford's Theatre
  • National Archives
  • Presidential and war monuments and memorials
  • Smithsonian museums
  • and more!

One of the week’s signature events, called “Nightview,” is a spectacular evening tour where delegates will reflect on the different types of leadership conveyed through the symbolism of our national monuments and memorials.

In between tours, youth can relax at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, Washington, D.C.’s premier youth and leadership hotel . The hotel is situated on a 12-acre campus, minutes from downtown D.C., featuring a hotel café all-you-can eat buffet, 24-hour uniformed security, a fitness center, full-court basketball and volleyball court, recreation room with pool tables and arcade games, free parking, and more. (all adult chaperones will be selected by the State 4-H Office)

National 4-H Congress

National 4-H Congress

2018 Application Process:

National 4-H Congress is held just after Thanksgiving Day each November in Atlanta, GA. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet 4-H members from around the country to discuss current youth-related issues as well as participate in a hands-on community service project. Youth will also attend workshops, hear inspirational speakers, and tour Atlanta.

Youth delegates selected to represent Wyoming 4-H are selected through an application and interview process. Members selected to attend may be awarded funding through the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation. Click the links below for more information.

Adult chaperones will be selected by the Wyoming State 4-H Office.

For more information, visit the National 4-H Congress website.
National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Conference

2018 Application Process:

  • Applications for 2018 are closed, please check back in the fall for the 2019 trip application.
  • National 4-H Conference Educator Form

National 4-H Conference is held in Washington D.C. and because it is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s premiere youth development opportunity, young people assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development programs nationally and in their communities. This is a working conference and delegates prepare in advance, attend workshops and develop recommendations during the conference, and, afterwards report accomplishments to the USDA they have achieved as a result of the conference.

Youth delegates selected to represent Wyoming 4-H are selected through an application and interview process. Members selected to attend may be awarded funding through the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation. Click the links below for more information.

Adult chaperones will be selected by the Wyoming State 4-H Office.

For more information, visit the National 4-H Conference website.

Western National Roundup

Western National Roundup

Each year Wyoming 4-H members qualify through various competitions to attend the Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado. This is an opportunity to travel, meet youth from other states, compete outside of Wyoming, and have fun.

International 4-hInternational

Got the Travel Bug? Check out the Exploring 4-H Around the World: Wyoming – Finland 4-H Exchange Program.

The Wyoming - Finland 4-H Exchange Program is designed to advance mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Finland, prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens, spark an interest in learning about foreign cultures, and develop a cadre of Americans with cultural understanding who can advance international dialogue and compete effectively in the global economy.

Current members of the Wyoming 4-H program (14-19 years of age) are eligible to participate. The cost of the trip will be approximately $2,600 per person and the Wyoming 4-H Foundation will provide a $1,000 scholarship to each of the 4-H members selected to participate – bringing the cost down to $1,600. The cost covers the following expenses for participants: roundtrip airfare to Finland, meals, lodging, site visits, cultural activities, transportation in Finland, and accident and sickness protection. Applications are due February 28, 2018 and can be found here.

The Exploring 4-H Around the World 4-H Exchange Program is sponsored by the University of Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program and Finland 4-H Association. Contact Warren Crawford,, for more information.

To share this opportunity with those in your community, check out this flier!

Other International Trip Opportunities:
The American Youth Leadership Program has been sponsored through the Wyoming 4-H Office in the past.
Read about previous trips and information on this program


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