Washington Youth Tour
Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Washington Youth Tour!
The Youth Tour will take place June 8-15, 2017. Applications packets are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017.
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.
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 Unknown Soldiers in Arlington Cemetery, visiting 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.
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