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.