2024 Youth Tour of Washington, D.C.
Each year, Midstate Electric sends two high school students (sophomore or junior) on a trip of a lifetime to the nation's capital. During the trip, students will tour museums, visit historic monuments, meet with elected officials, explore Capitol Hill, and learn about the impact electric cooperatives have on the communities they serve.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 ARE CLOSED.
TOP 3 REASONS TO APPLY FOR THIS TRIP
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 Youth Programs - America's Electric Cooperatives.
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