Colquitt EMC is sponsoring three delegates to participate in Georgia’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour- A Virtual Leadership Experience. This is a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are leaders in their schools, communities, places of worship, or academic and community organizations. The co-op is also searching for students who enjoy spending time planning projects, giving time to help others and meeting other teens throughout Georgia.
For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state have recognized outstanding high schoolers by providing a valuable leadership experience for exceptional teens. Usually that means selecting students for the Washington Youth Tour which involves a trip to the nation’s capital. In 2021, due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the decision was made to offer a virtual Youth Tour June 22-24.
Plans are in the works for a three-day dynamic interactive experience that will focus each morning on different aspects of leadership – Leadership and Me, Leadership and My Community, Leadership and My Nation – and will include personality profiles, small group breakouts, photo contests, trivia challenges and much more.
Delegates can collaborate in a small group challenge for a chance to win one of several $5,000 scholarships! And everyone who participates is also eligible to apply for an annual $10,000 national college scholarship only available to Youth Tour alumni! In addition to representing Colquitt EMC on the tour, delegates will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from the cooperative.
The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.
The competition is open to all high school juniors or seniors who:
Are at least 16 years old
Reside in a household served by Colquitt EMC
Hold a GPA of 2.5 or higher