Thursday, July 13

The Louisiana Delegation from SU Land-Grant Campus Explores the Citizenship Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus youth from the SU Land-Grant Campus visit Capitol Hill

The Louisiana delegates pose for a photo with Representative Garrett Graves from Louisiana’s 6th District
Baton Rouge, La. - Dr. Tiffany Franklin, 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Coordinator at the Southern University Land-Grant Campus, and Ms. Tara Hollins, accompanied a delegation of six youth to the 2017 CWF in Washington D.C., July 10 -14.
While in DC, they have had the opportunity tour the US Congress, where they met Representative Cedric Richmond, from Louisiana's 2nd Congressional District, and had a personal, night tour of the Capital with Representative Garrett Graves from Louisiana’s 6th District.
The youth are in the process of finalizing their Community Action Plan, which will be carried out after they return to Louisiana.
This year’s delegates are Michael Boudreaux, Tyliya Pitts, and Michael Wicker, from the SU Lab School; Jaymya Jouber, A'mya Thomas, and Coby Pittman, from Park Ridge Academic Magnet School.

Citizenship Washington Focus is an educational conference for youth ages 15 to 19. Hosted at the National 4-H Center near Washington, DC, it gives youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need in order to become outstanding leaders.


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