Washington Youth Tour

Check back for the 2024 WYT Application!

Each year, Colquitt EMC sponsors high school students to participate in the Washington Youth Tour. This top-notch leadership experience and tour of Washington, D.C. includes meetings with state and national leaders and leadership training, as well as visits to all the major sights. Participants join over 1,400 other students from around the nation – all expenses paid – for one incredible week in our nation’s capital.

This year’s Washington Youth Tour was June 15-22, 2023. Students who are chosen as finalists will be interviewed by a panel of judges for the final phase of the selection process. Owen Nichols, Matthew Rakestraw and Karson Smith were chosen to represent Colquitt EMC on the 2023 Washington Youth Tour.

Please check back for the 2024 WYT Application later this year. Applicants must:

  • Reside in the household of a Colquitt EMC Member
  • Be atleast 16 years old and a current high school junior or senior
  • Hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Provide a copy of their transcript (official or unofficial accepted) and two letters of recommendation

For more information, click here to view the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour video or contact Sonya Aldridge (229) 985-3620 ext. 1225.