What is the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour?
Every June, more than 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in Washington, D.C., as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives (co-ops) that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Participating in the Youth Tour is an excellent way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, better understand electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
Youth Tour Details
The tour teaches students about electric cooperatives, American history, and the U.S. government. They attend educational seminars and visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate. They see historical sites in and around Washington-the U.S. Capitol, the monuments, the Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, and countless other places. They also learn more about the cooperative business model.
The Rural Electric Youth Tour started in 1957.
Cooperative Light & Power (CLP) is holding a contest to select two local high school students to attend the NRECA Youth Tour in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. This contest is open to any current high school sophomore or junior whose parents or guardians are members of CLP. The 2024 Tour takes place June 18-23. Interested students must submit a completed application by Friday, February 16, 2024, to be considered for selection.
If you have any questions, please contact Carey at (218) 834-2226/(800) 580-5881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLY NOW! THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 16, 2024