Special to the Register
Gainesville Daily Register
Cooke County —
This summer, Cooke County 4-H officials will send a group of students to the Citizen Washington Focus (CWF).
CWF is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19 that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.
Every summer, thousands of young people participate in the citizenship program, which provides opportunities for them to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level.
The program also helps the students understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as these concepts relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
The program participants also learn to exchange ideas; develop respect for their peers; and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds.
Citizen Washington Focus participants experience hands-on learning within the historical backdrop of Washington, D.C. To help finance their trip, area 4-H students host fundraisers.
Various Cooke County 4-H fundraisers are planned including a bake sale set for Wednesday. The bake sale will take place at the First State Bank branch on Highway 82 in Gainesville.
The public is encouraged to come and support local 4-H youth. For more information, call Cooke County 4-H extension agent Phyllis Griffin at (940) 668-5412. Related photo page 2.