Membership Benefits

Washington Youth Tour

Each year, Tri-County EMC sponsors two local high-school students to represent Georgia as a delegate on the Washington Youth Tour, a week-long adventure in Washington, D.C.

You could join 100 Georgia participants and more than 1,300 students from around the nation, all expenses paid, for one incredible week in our nation's capital. The trip is a fast-paced, up-close, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see with your own eyes, the sites and people at the center of our government. The trip is jam-packed with visits to historical sites and famous attractions throughout our nation's capital. Youth tour delegates will meet students representing electric cooperatives all across America. Former President Lyndon Johnson inspired the Washington Youth Tour by encouraging electric cooperatives to send youngsters to the nation's capital, where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents. What better way to discover America's past and future while building leadership skills and friendships to last a lifetime? Want to picture yourself on tour? Click here for Washington Youth Tour videos.



Eligibility requirements include:

  • Student must reside in a home served by Tri-County EMC.
  • Public, private and home-school students are eligible.
  • Participants must be 16 years of age prior to the trip.
  • Participants must turn in complete application with parent signature by February 15.

Application must include:

  • Completed application form with signature
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Parental/Guardian permission signature
  • Current Photo of applicant (preferably school photo)

For more information, please contact Anna Smith at

WYT '23 - Delegate Reflections - Esteban Zabala