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Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

Once a year, Flint Energies selects four high school students to represent the co-op as delegates for the Washington Youth Tour. 

Flint Energies delegates will join hundreds of other students from across the country – all expenses paid – for an incredible week in our nation’s capital. The tour is a fast-paced leadership opportunity to see what makes America tick. Flint Energies and Georgia EMC sponsor this program. Rising seniors compete in a quiz, interview, and co-op knowledge. We select four winners and send them to Washington D.C., all expenses paid. They join winners from 44 states to network and learn about our nation’s capital.

The Washington Youth Tour, sponsored nationally by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and statewide by Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC), is a jam-packed backstage pass to Washington, D.C.

It offers high school students an unforgettable, life-changing leadership experience in our nation’s capital.

Since 1965, the Washington Youth Tour has given 1,650 students in Georgia – and more than 40,000 students nationwide – the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The program was initially implemented at the request of President Lyndon Johnson to “send youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Find out more at NRECA.

Congratulations to our 2019 Flint Energies Washington Youth Tour delegates:

Chely Trejo, Crawford County High School
Sadie Wicks, Taylor County High School
Alexis Gonzalez, Warner Robins High School
Natalie Russell, Taylor County High School

To apply for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour, go to the WYT Application page.

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