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4-H kids back from DC

HUERFANO- Adam Kimbrel and Hallie Homerding, chaperoned by Jill Homerding, experienced the nation’s capitol and governmental processes first hand June 14-21 as part of Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), a 4-H summer civic education and leadership program for high school youth held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.  

    “CWF showed me something outside of Walsenburg.  I learned about issues in Colorado and how we can make a difference in our community and state through 4-H and our government” said Homerding.

    “I learned how to make a bill, revise it, and the rest of the process it needs to become a law.  What hit me about CWF was how hard it is to make a bill and pass it through the senate.” Kimbrel stated. 

    For more than 40 years, 4-H members from across the country have been experiencing the nation’s capitol and the process of the federal government first hand through CWF.  These 4-H youth broaden their appreciation and respect for themselves and others in the world through civic workshops, committees and field trips.  Participants learn and practice skills intended to make them better citizens and successful individuals.  

    “CWF is a premier 4-H opportunity that allows some of the brightest 4‑H youth from across the country to visit their national 4-H home and explore the nation’s capital,” said Donald T. Floyd, Jr., president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “These youth are exceptional leaders today, learning through 4-H how they can impact their communities, country and world now and in the future.”

    4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. National 4-H Council is the national, private sector, non-profit partner of the 4-H Youth Development Program and its parent, the Cooperative Extension System of the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more about 4-H at