Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

Hart EMC selects two local high school students to receive an all-expense-paid, week-long educational trip to Washington, D.C., as a participant in the Washington Youth Tour.  The dates for the 2023 Washington Youth Tour are June 15 thru June 22, 2023.

Washington Youth Tour Program

Hart EMC will send two high school students from our service area on this exciting, all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. These teenagers will join dozens of students from other electric cooperatives in Georgia to represent our state in the Washington Youth Tour, an annual event that brings more than 1,500 young people from across the country to our nation’s capital.

Youth Tour events for Georgia’s participants begin with a kickoff banquet for the students and their parents. That will be followed by a day full of activities for the Georgia students before they fly to Washington. Youth Tour highlights typically include visiting the U.S. Capitol, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Supreme Court, and whenever possible, the White House. Other stops could include the National Cathedral and Arlington Cemetery as well as the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials and the Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR memorials.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet state and national leaders and gain a better understanding of how our government works. Participants will also be involved in leadership building activities and will have the opportunity to interact with students from across Georgia and across the United States.


  1. Be 16 years of age by June 1, 2023 and in good standing with your school.
  2. Commit to participating in the Washington Youth Tour should you win.
  3. Live in or attend a school in Hart EMC’s service area – homeschool is eligible.
  4. Have your parent’s permission to enter.

Deadline to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is February 17, 2023.

Apply now: 2023-Washington-Youth-Tour-Application

For more information, contact Angie Brown at angie.brown@hartemc.com.