Marin County
University of California
Marin County

California Focus

Dates: June 16, 2017 - June 20, 2017

Time: All Day

Contact: Jenna Colburn,

Sponsor: UC 4-H Youth Development Program

Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

Event Details

Experience California’s government in action by participating in the legislative, political, and judicial processes. California Focus combines hands-on participation in workshops, debates, simulations, tours, and fun activities. 

Who can attend

Youth ages 14 - 19. Youth must be at least 14 years old by the time of California Focus. If you are not a current 4-H member, please contact Jenna Colburn.

Youth Registration Deadline April 17, 2017 - See California Focus online registration

Adult Chaperones Apply to chaperone this event by April 3, 2017.


Set in Sacramento, California's capital, participants will tour the State Capitol building, Governor's Office, and 3rd District Court of Appeals. Workshops and lodging will be at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

What you will learn and participate in 
Podium shot

  • Vote sign
    The election process: Register to vote, conduct a primary election, and develop a political campaign through a two party system.
  • Analyze the needs and issues of your district and enact legislation for the "governor" to sign into law.
  • Create a plan of action for your community
  • Meet California law makers
  • Tour the State Capitol, Governor's office and 3rd District Court of Appeals
  • Participate in fun activities, tours and cultural events
  • Make new friends

See the tentative schedule of events

2015 Cal Focus group
California Focus can be the beginning of a life of public participation that leaves you with a strong determination to become involved in your community.  

For more information

Contact Jenna Colburn at

or go to the California Focus event page

Spread the word!

California Focus flyer in English.

California Focus flyer in Spanish

4-H California Focus logo

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