Washington Youth Tour

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s.  Students apply and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative. We believe that students should see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process and interact with their elected officials.

The featured speakers during Youth Day provide insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Students gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their Representative and Senators.  Nearly 50,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this program. Grady EMC has participated in this program for more than a quarter of a century.

For more information on how your rising senior can participate in the Washington Youth Tour, contact your school’s guidance counselor.  For more information on the Washington Youth Tour, visit the NRECA’s website on the Tour by clicking on this link.