As Georgia’s oldest leadership program for teens, the Washington Youth Tour is designed to teach high school students about U.S. history, government and the importance of public service. The Washington Youth Tour was inspired by former president Lyndon Johnson who, in 1957, encouraged electric cooperatives “to send youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”
The competition is open to all high school juniors who:
Are at least 16 years old
Reside in a household served by Colquitt EMC
Hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Jonelle Christopher and Kevin Eppes have been selected to represent Colquitt EMC on the trip to be held June 8-15, 2017. While on the Tour, delegates will tour the nation’s Capitol, visit historic monuments and museums, meet U.S. Senators and Representatives and mingle with more than 1,500 young people representing cooperatives from all across the United States.