Youth Tour

Each year, SVEC sponsors a tour of Tallahassee, February 7-8, 2018, for high school Juniors in our service territory. While in Tallahassee, the students are introduced to the cooperative business model and Florida’s legislative process. Possible activities include:

  • Tour of the state capitol
  • Participation in a mock bill debate on the floor of the senate or house of representatives
  • Tour of the governor’s mansion
  • Visit to Florida Supreme Court

SVEC pays for all tour expenses.

To be eligible for the tour, a student must be enrolled in the 11th grade of a high school or home school in SVEC’s service territory and have an unweighed grade point average of at least 3.0. The student must also be a dependent of an SVEC member, but cannot be a child or grandchild of a current SVEC employee or trustee.

Students will be chosen to participate in the tour based on a 250–500 word essay they submit titled “Why I want to represent Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative on the Tallahassee Youth Tour.” The next youth tour will be held Feb. 20-21, 2019. Tour applications will be made available about 8 weeks prior.

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Youth Tour attendees at Florida state capitol

Youth Tour attendees inside Florida Supreme Court

Youth Tour attendees inside the Florida House of Representatives

Youth Tour attendees outside Florida Supreme Court

Youth Tour attendees at Governor's Mansion