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Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

A leadership experience from NGEMC

The application deadline for the 2017 Washington Youth Tour has now passed. The delegates will be announced March 31.

WYT is a leadership trip sponsored by North Georgia EMC and other electric membership corporations across the nation. It is designed to teach students about U.S. history, the role of democracy, the importance of community and public service and the need for civic leadership.​The students will join cooperative delegates from across the country in Washington, D.C., where they will meet congressional leaders, learn about the history of our nation and electric cooperatives, and build leadership skills.

A selection committee reviews the applications and then invites a group of finalists to participate in interviews. Delegates are chosen through an application process based on scholastic achievement, community and school involvement, and interpersonal and interview skills.

Chosen delegates will travel to Washington D.C. with other WYT delegates from Georgia. Georgia’s delegation includes about 100 students selected by electric cooperatives from across the state. In Washington, the students will join about 1,500 other WYT delegates from all over the nation.

Students attending the Youth Tour take advantage of the relationships Georgia’s EMCs have spent years building with our state and national leaders. Youth delegates will have one-on-one conversations with Georgia’s U.S. representatives and senators, while learning about the important role that electric cooperatives play in the history and progress of our nation.

 
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