Leadership Washington Focus Experience offered for summer 2019

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth currently in grades 6-8 (2018-19 school year). 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’ers from across the nation.
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Some specifics:

  • Youth from any WI 4-H county are welcome.  Registration information will be sent to all eligible youth after December 1st
  • Dates of travel July 14-19, 2019  (only one session will be offered next summer)
  • Total trip cost will not exceed $1100 per youth participant and includes: Round-trip transportation, Leadership Washington Focus program registration (includes lodging and meals at the 4-H Center), and some incidentals.
  • Travel will be by coach bus (Alternative travel may be considered depending on group size and cost)
  • Chris Viau, Wood County 4-H Agent, is the trip Coordinator
  • Youth and parents will participate in a orientation session in a semi-central area prior to the trip, in person or via technology.

The attached document gives a brief overview of the experience:
Leadership Washington Focus Flyer

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