Webpage last updated: August 22, 2019. Information will be provided as it becomes available. Prior year information remains posted for reference only.
- 4-H members in 10th-12th grade at selection; minimum age 15 during experience.
- Delegates register through 4HOnline. Check with your county office about scholarship opportunities.
- Delegates carry county approval through the experience.
- Delegates must not have attended CWF in the past.
What Should Delegates Expect?
- Participation in a delegate orientation session 1-2 months prior to departure.
- Complete the two-step registration process (4Honline November 15-December 15 and Additional Forms April 1)
- Conduct research to be completed prior to departure to the experience to prepare for a congressional meeting on Capitol Hill.
- Experience high temperatures with summer humidity in Washington D.C., therefore plan to pack light, appropriate clothing.
- Select a committee to serve on throughout the week; these include communication, government, healthy living, open-mindedness, responsibility, and talent.
- Learn about and contribute to a mock bill writing activity where delegates draft bills and lobby for its successful passage through the CWF House and Senate.
- Be active on the National 4-H Youth Conference Center front lawn through various activities.
- Live at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
- Experience landmarks, monuments, and museums in Washington, D.C.
- Identify ways that you can make a positive impact in your home community from the tools you gained during Citizen Washington Focus.
2020 CWF Delegate Orientation Information
- Tuesday, May, 5 2019 – Week # 2 at 7:30pm
- Thursday, May 7, 2019 – Week # 5 at 7:30pm
All Delegates and Adult Advisors will attend their assigned week orientation teleconference. More information is available in the 2019 CWF Handbook.