Washington Youth Tour

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Once a year, Coastal Electric Cooperative selects six high school students to represent the co-op as delegates for the Washington Youth Tour on an all-expenses paid trip to D.C. The 2018 tour will be June 7-14.

The application deadline has past for the 2018 tour. Those applications are being evaluated now and winners will be announced March12th. Check back here in January 2019 for the next application opportunity.

About the Program

In the summer before their senior year, students join hundreds of their peers from across the country – all-expenses paid – for an incredible week in our nation’s capital. The tour is a fast-paced leadership opportunity to see what makes America tick.

This year the tour will be June 7-14.

Plus, each of those chosen earn a $1,000 cash scholarship.

The Washington Youth Tour, sponsored nationally by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and statewide by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC), is a jam-packed backstage pass to Washington, D.C.

It offers rising high school seniors – students currently juniors – an unforgettable leadership experience in our nation’s capital. It’s free!

Since 1965, the Washington Youth Tour has given 1,650 students in Georgia and more than 40,000 students nationwide the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The program was initially implemented at the request of President Lyndon Johnson to “send youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Please share with students who may be interested.

Video & Image Gallery

Watch our video and image gallery to learn more about the program.

Application