Delaware 4-H youth learn citizenship, witness presidential inauguration

As Washington, D.C., began its transformation for inauguration day 2017, the patriotic colors of red, white and blue mixed with touches of green that sprouted around the nation’s capital.

Delaware 4-H was represented at the festivities by 15 youth delegates and five adults who joined 500 youth members from 25 other states for the National 4-H Citizen Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration (CWFPI) conference.

Along with their chaperones, the high-school aged youth took part in the weeklong program that aimed to enrich young people’s lives by providing enduring lessons of civic engagement by broadening their knowledge and understanding of the executive branch of government and developing a personal role in citizenship through service civic education and engagement.

The event combined leadership workshops, attendance at inauguration-related events and sightseeing.

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