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Youth Tour

Compete for a FREE trip to Washington, D.C.:

What is Youth Tour?

Youth Tour is sponsored nationally by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Florida Electric Cooperative Association (FECA) and West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC). Each year, almost 2,000 outstanding high school students from across the nation visit their state and nation's Capitols to develop leadership skills, learn more about U.S. history and government, and gain a personal understanding of their role as a citizen. High school juniors have the opportunity to use their knowledge to compete for a FREE trip to Washington, D.C. Everyone who participates will go to Tallahassee for two days.  

How Can I Be a Part of It?

You must be a high school junior and your parents or guardians must be members of West Florida Electric. If you’re interested, contact your school’s guidance counselor for more information or download the forms. Home-schooled or private schooled students are also eligible to participate. Please contact Candace Croft at for more information.

Each high school in WFEC"s service area selects one student representative. All students chosen are required to participate in the two-day trip to Tallahassee. Failure to attend the Tallahassee trip will automatically disqualify students from competing for the trip to Washington, D.C. (unless prior approval to miss the trip is received from WFEC). 

*There is a limit of one participant per high school, so make sure you talk with your counselor before submitting your application to WFEC.*