2023 Youth Tour

November 2022

Apply for the Youth Tour today!

Florida Capitol building in TallahasseeIn February, SVEC will host a tour of Tallahassee and the co-op’s facilities in Live Oak for up to 10 high school juniors. While in Tallahassee, students will explore Florida’s legislative process.

Possible activities include a visit to the state Capitol, participation in a mock bill debate on the floor of the Senate or House of Representatives, and visits to the Florida Supreme Court and offices of our state legislators.

To be eligible for the 2023 tour, February 15 through 16, a student must be enrolled in the 11th grade of a high school or home-school program in SVEC’s service territory and have an unweighted 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.

2 of the students who go on the tour will also be selected to represent SVEC in Washington, D.C., at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour tentatively scheduled for June 13 through 18, 2023. They will be flown to Washington and join students from around the country on visits to sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian and Mount Vernon. SVEC will pay for the trip. Get an application online on our Youth Tour page or through your junior-class guidance counselor.