The Youth to Washington Contest is open to all area high school sophomores and juniors (members and non-members). Up to 34 finalists will travel by charter bus to Youth Day in Springfield on March 29, 2023 (tentative date). During Youth Day, you will tour the Capitol, visit the Abraham Lincoln Museum and meet students from across Illinois.
At the end of Youth Day, after brief interviews, four winners and two alternates will be announced! Winners will travel by charter bus June 16-23, 2023 for an all-expense paid tour of Washington, D.C.
Create lasting memories and friendships during the week-long tour! Visit the Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg, the National Cathedral, Smithsonian Museums, George Washington’s home, Supreme Court, Kennedy Center, Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, among many other sites. Application must be submitted no later than Friday, February 17. Submit your application by our early bird deadline of Friday, February 3 and you’ll be entered to win a $25 prepaid debit card!