4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

Road trip across the USA stopping to see Philadelphia, Gettysburg, the Liberty Bell and more! Meet, learn, share and tour with youth from other states and respected resource people.Walk among places that have made history and places that are making news today.Visit Capitol Hill, government departments, historic sites, and memorials.Get a close-up view of political process through visits to Capitol Hill.Meet with the Kansas Congressional and Senate delegations to discuss legislative issues.Participate in workshops and assembly groups to learn life skills and discuss possible solutions to domestic and international problems. Interact with 4-H members from other states, learning and sharing about 4-H and other interests and issues.

Tentative Schedule

June 16 (Thursday) - Depart Kansas, travel to Fairview Heights, IL

June 17 (Friday) - Travel to Charleston, West Virginia

June 18 (Saturday) - Arrive in Charlottesville, Virginia, tour Monticello

June 19 (Sunday) - Tour Montpelier (Madison's Home)

June 20 - June 24 - Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C.

June 25 - Depart 4-H Center, Arrive in Gettysburg (battle field, cemetery, lunch)

June 26 - Travel to Effingham, IL

June 27 - Arrive back in Kansas

Citizenship Washington Focus is open to youth age 15-18 years-old. It is an intensive 12 day summer citizenship experience in our nation's capitol. Along the route, del­egates tour educational sites like Philadelphia, Gettysburg, the Liberty Bell AND Independence Hall . Delegates and/or their counties are responsible for the cost of $1,850.

Application Procedure

There are approximately 50 spots available for this trip!  There are no county quotas.  Applications and cover letters must be submitted online and then will receive approval from Local Extension Units after your application has been submitted and received.   Applications will be accepted until January 15 or until all spaces are filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Applicants will be notified of their selection and will be required to confirm their intent to participate.  Applicants not selected may be put on a waiting list as alternates.  A complete and current copy of each applicant's Kansas 4-H Participation Form must be on file with the Local Extension Unit.

A $250 nonrefundable deposit will complete your application (due by January 15, 2017) and to guarantee your spot. Checks should be made payable to the "Kansas 4-H Foundation".  Full payment of the $1850 will be accepted at any time before April 15.  Any cancellation made before January 15 will result in a $25 cancellation fee, otherwise cancellations made after January 15 will not receive their $250 deposit back. 

  • When

  • Friday, June 16, 2017 - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Central Time

ADA Statement

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities, and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements because of a physical, mental, learning or dietary or other restriction, please contact the State 4-H Office at (785) 532-5800. Please specify any special needs on your Kansas 4-H Participation Form.

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