Washington Youth Tour
Deadline for Application is Friday, February 7, 2014
Central Georgia EMC will be sending two exceptional students on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 12-19, 2014!
The Washington Youth Tour is a top-notch tour of our nation’s capital that includes meetings with state and national leaders and leadership training, as well as visiting all the major sights. The students meet and discuss their views with students from other states while learning about history, government and careers in public service.
During the Washington Youth Tour, the students will meet and travel with students from other EMCs in Georgia. The trip will begin in Atlanta where the students will learn about Georgia’s 42 EMCs and the electric cooperative industry at the headquarters from Georgia Electric Membership Corporation and Oglethorpe Power Corporation in Tucker. While in Atlanta they will have the opportunity to tour locations in the area such as the State Capital, the Little White House, and the Governors Mansion. (this tour will vary each year).
The students are then off to D.C. where they will meet with hundreds of students from across the country who represent their local EMCs as well. While in Washington, D.C. the students will experience cruising down the Potomac River, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Cemetery, touring the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, the National Cathedral, Ford’s Theater, and the National Archives. The group will visit memorials honoring FDR, Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington, the Vietnam War and the Korean War, and watch the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial. Museums to be explored include the Smithsonian Institution, the Holocaust Museum and the Newseum, an interactive museum about the media sponsored by journalists worldwide.
If you are interested in applying to be on of our Washington Youth Tour Leaders you must:
- fill out an application (2014 CGEMC Washington Youth Tour Application) (PDF)
- provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
- be a high school sophomore or junior between 16 to 18 years old during the time of the Youth Tour
- Legal resident in one of the 14 counties Central Georgia EMC serves.
- Write a 500 word essay about what an electric cooperative is, and what benefits electric cooperatives provide to their communities.
After providing the above information to Central Georgia EMC, students participate in an interview to determine the winner.