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Youth Tour

The Youth Tour Experience!

More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you!  Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators.  This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state.  You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day.  Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.

What are electric co-ops and why do they sponsor the Youth Tour?

Rural Electric Cooperatives were created in the 1930s when President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the Rural Electrification Administration.  Thanks to the Rural Electrification Act, those brave farmers and ranchers took it upon themselves to create their member-owned utiltiies called cooperatives.  This can-do spirit combined with the mission of giving back to the community is why electric cooperatives sponsor high school juniors in a weeklong, expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  


Apply Today!  Click HERE for 2017 Youth Tour Application.


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