Youth Tour of Washington, D.C.

Midstate Electric wants to send a high school sophomore or junior on a trip to the nation's capital from June 17-23, 2023!

TOP 3 REASONS TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

This is a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., compliments of Midstate Electric Cooperative. Valued at $4,000!

MEET YOUR PEERS

You can meet thousands of students from across the country, see our nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process, and interact with elected officials.

LEARN

You get to explore monuments and museums, meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators and see the center of the government live in action!

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 utilities called cooperatives.  This can-do spirit combined with the mission of giving back to the community is why electric cooperatives sponsor high school students in a weeklong, expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Find out more about this amazing once-in-a-lifetime trip at www.cooperativeyouthtour.com

The video to the right shows the history of Youth Tour, highlighting how important this opportunity is for our nation's youth!

50 Years of the NRECA Youth Tour