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High School 4-H invited to attend 2017 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota 4-H members, ages 15-18 have the opportunity to travel to our Nation's Capital and join with hundreds 4-H youth from across the U.S. during the 2017 Citizenship Washington Focus held June 17 - 25, 2017 at the Nation...

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BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota 4-H members, ages 15-18 have the opportunity to travel to our Nation's Capital and join with hundreds 4-H youth from across the U.S. during the 2017 Citizenship Washington Focus held June 17 - 25, 2017 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.

"Citizenship Washington Focus is a week-long 4-H citizenship program which teaches teens about the democratic process, their role as citizens and gives them the opportunity to experience our nation's capital," said Amanda Stade, SDSU Extension State 4-H Events Management Coordinator.

To apply, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor soon. Deadlines vary by county. All counties must make their reservation by Dec. 1, 2016.

Below, Stade provides more details and answers frequently asked questions.

Who can participate?
4-H'ers ages 15-18, as of January 1 of the trip year are eligible to attend Citizenship Washington Focus. For county-specific steps to apply for Citizenship Washington Focus, Stade says youth or their parents need to contact their local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor soon.

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Contact information can be found at iGrow.org.

Youth selected by their county to attend Citizenship Washington Focus as South Dakota delegates will receive initial instructions and forms to fill out and return to the State 4-H Office on/before the application deadline of January 16, 2017.

What does CWF cost?
The cost for the 2017 CWF is $1,600 per youth delegate. This price includes transportation, lodging and most meals. Some Leader Associations provide scholarships. Youth delegates should plan to bring approximately $300 in spending money.

For agenda details and to learn more about how you can attend as a 4-H youth delegate or a chaperone, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor.

 

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