2019 Leadership Washington Focus
National 4-H Conference Center
Contact: Scott Mautte, ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu
Sponsor: 4-H Youth Development Program

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Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a National 4-H leadership conference for youth ages 12-14.Youth can exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other 4-H'ers from across the nation. 


Who can attend

Youth ages 12 to 14. Delegates must be at least 12 years of age by time of travel to participate. 

You do not have to be a current 4-H member to participate. Please contact Scott Mautte at ca4hwashingtonfocus@ucanr.edu if you are not a current 4-H member.


Trip and Conference

2019 Leadership Washington Focus, July 14 - 19, 2019

This 5-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn life-changing leadership skills in a conference setting. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.

At this conference 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
  • Experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Participants are immersed in the culture and history of our nation through on-site workshops at D.C.’s most spectacular sights.



$2,200 per person, includes:

  • National 4-H’s Leadership Washington Focus Conference
  • Round trip airfare
  • Lodging at the National 4-H Conference Center
  • Most meals during the trip
  • Access to the tour sites
  • Transportation during the program
  • Souvenir pack including: LWF bag, LWF t-shirt, and LWF water bottle

Online registration and deposit due December 16, 2018

Please see the Leadership Washington Focus event page for the full timeline of payments and required webinars to participate in this trip.


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