|L-r: Dr. Gina E. Eubanks, Dr. Adell Brown, and SU System President Belton pose with Louisiana youth participating in the 2015 Citizenship Washington Focus Program while visiting the US Congress in Washington, DC|
|L-r: SU Ag Center Vice Chancellor for Extension Eubanks, SU System President Belton, CWF Coordinator Franklin, Youth Specialist Wanda Burke and SU Ag Center Interim Chancellor Brown pose with Louisiana CWF youth in DC|
Baton Rouge, LA - Tiffany Franklin, a 4-H state Citizenship Washington Focus Coordinator at the SU Ag Center accompanied a delegation of six youth to the 2015 CWF in Washington DC, July 12-18. Four of the youth represented East Baton Rouge Parish and two St. Landry Parish. The National 4-H youth who attend the CWF program are usually selected by 4-H state or county coordinators.
Citizenship Washington Focus is the premier 4-H national summer conference that gives 4-H youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need to be outstanding leaders in their community, country and world. Through sightseeing tours in Washington, D.C. and hands-on educational workshops, youth learn about the history of our nation and how they can apply their leadership and citizenship skills when they return home. Full details of the CWF are available online at www.4HCWF.org
Citizenship Washington Focus is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19. CWF provides opportunities for young people to: Strengthen communication, leadership and other citizenship skills on a national level; Understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders; Exchange ideas, practice respect and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds.
Franklin can be reached at 225-771-2242.