What is the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour?
Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Youth Tour offers students going into their senior year of high school the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. for a week and experience all the beauty and history of the nation’s capital. Youth Tour participants will have the opportunity to see the U.S. Capitol, meet with congressmen from their state, tour national monuments and memorials, and visit the National Zoo as well as the Smithsonian museums. While on the tour you will attend an All States Dinner Dance where you will have the chance to meet students from around the country. Best of all, Youth Tour is brought to you FREE OF COST!
Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!