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Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

Citizenship Washington Focus is a leadership and citizenship program for high school youth from across the United States.  This week-long conference is held in Washington, D.C.  Youth delegates and adult chaperones will stay at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.

2015 Citizenship Washington Focus is full. Details regarding 2016 CWF will be available in October, 2015. 

2015 Delegate/parent required webinar

Due to the numerous requests to find an alternative way to view the mandatory CWF Youth Delegate and Parent Orientation that was to be held on Thursday evening, May 21, we've decided instead to provide you a link to a pre-recorded UMConnect presentation. This presentation is about 35 minutes in length and can be watched as a youth delegate and parent at a time that is convenient to your busy schedules. Please view this recording before June 3.

PLEASE NOTE: THE THURSDAY, MAY 21 LIVE UMCONNECT ORIENTATION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THIS TAPED ORIENTATION IS TO BE VIEWED AT YOUR CONVENIENCE BUT PRIOR TO JUNE 3.

After you view this orientation, and prior to June 3, please answer the two surveys that are listed below. These surveys will indicate that you have watched the orientation and will give you an opportunity to ask any additional questions you have.

2015 Program objectives

Program objectives are met through speakers, workshops, pre-conference webinars, daily excursions to view national sites, Day at the Capitol with elected officials, delegate design and implement CWF: A Call to Action.

Resources

2015 Dates pre-, during and post-CWF

May 21

June 20

June 21 - June 27

June 27

July 10

December 1

Refund policy

There is no refund policy in place after April 2, 2015, if a youth delegate is unable to attend the CWF experience.  However, if there are Minnesota youth on a waiting list that agree to attend in the absence of the original delegate, every effort will be made to put another delegate in the absentee delegate spot so that a refund can be made; however, it is not guaranteed.  All changes, if possible, would need to be approved by Judith A. Conway, University of Minnesota Extension educator and are not guaranteed.  There will not be any changes or refunds made after June 3, 2015.

Chaperones

The chaperone candidate pool is now closed.

Lead chaperones will be selected from the pool of staff applications.  Up to four adult volunteer chaperones are selected from the pool of adult chaperone applications.  Each accepted adult volunteer must be screened according to the University of Minnesota Extension 4-H Youth Development volunteer screening policies.  There will be a minimal charge for adult chaperones who attend.

Contacts

Judith A. Conway
University of Minnesota Extension educator
Center for Youth Development
Work:   651-480-7792
conw0076@umn.edu
-or-
Diane Lambrecht
University of Minnesota Extension
Phone:  651-480-7703
lambr031@umn.edu

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