Citizenship Washington Focus offers high school teens opportunities to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s capital and the chance to meet their Congressional Representatives and Senators. Youth are immersed in the culture and history of Washington, D.C. through onsite workshops at many of the museums, memorials and other educational sites throughout the city and surrounding areas. Through educational workshops and assemblies, teens learn to increase their individual commitment to citizen involvement and build lifetime skills for success, such as decision-making, debate and public presentation, team-building and consensus. In addition, the youth delegates participate in activities that encourage new and lasting friendships with teens from their own states and across the country.
Our next adventure begins June 8, 2019. You will travel to Washington, D.C. via bus or airline flight and stay at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. This is, no doubt, the highlight of many 4-H members’ careers. Walk the steps of this country’s great leaders as you meet new friends from around the country. Space is limited, so register today! All registrations are due Dec. 15, including a $500 deposit. You can register for the 2019 Citizenship Washington Focus Trip here.
Our estimated cost for the 2019 trip is $1,400. The Illinois 4-H Foundation has provided funds to help keep that cost as low as possible. You will make three payments - the initial $500 due with registration by December 15. The final payments will be adjusted once we can finalize our expenses.
Youth may wish to get local sponsorship from their county Extension program. The Illinois 4-H Foundation provides funding to offset the overall cost of the trip.