Washington Youth Tour
Once a year, BRMEMC sends three high school students to represent the Co-op as delegates for the Washington Youth Tour.
These 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. BRMEMC and Georgia EMC sponsor this program. Rising seniors are selected by their high schools. They join delegates from other 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 2020 BRMEMC Washington Youth Tour delegates.
Pictured left to right: Reagan Bunch, Hayesville High School; Hannah Todd, Union County High School; Laura Kate Gleaton, Towns County High School
The Washington Youth Tour is held the third week of June each year.