Washington Youth Tour – Jackson EMC

Opportunity for a Winder-Barrow Sophomore/Junior Student:

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications for their Washington Youth Tour (WYT) delegates. Jackson EMC will send four student delegates on an all-expense paid leadership and team building experience to Washington, D.C., June 13-20, 2019, for the 2019 WYT, sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives.

A nominee should be a well-rounded sophomore or junior who will be 16 years of age by June 1, 2019, with demonstrated leadership skills, traits and desire, along with a balance of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.  Also, the student must live or attend school in the Jackson EMC service region.

As college admissions are becoming more competitive, we also realize that more students are looking for additional activities to place on their applications and resumes, and this program will not only provide a great resume builder, but will highlight potential leaders as the trip focuses on American history, U.S. government, the cooperative world and leadership.  Candidates should be interested in, and perhaps benefit from, a leadership experience of a lifetime.

New this year, schools may have more than one nominee.  Also, students can apply themselves – look below for that direct link.  Student entries must be submitted no later than February 22, 2019.  Click the link to visit the page where you can apply directly online:


Students are encouraged to submit an application online, or they may download it and mail to: Jackson EMC, WYT, P.O. Box 38, Jefferson, GA 30549

A WYT committee will then review all applications and select ten finalists. Those finalists will participate in a panel interview with community, business, and university leaders on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the Jackson EMC Corporate Office in Jefferson, GA. Jackson EMC’s four delegates will join 110 Georgia participants and meet students from 42 other states with 1,500 total students selected across the country for the youth tour.

The promotional video, a brochure, an interactive application and all of the information is available on our website at www.jacksonemc.com/wyt.