YT = Youth Tour. DC = our nation's capital. Austin = our state's capital. And two deserving students in CoServ Member households will have a chance to experience all three in 2015!
Since 1964, more than 50,000 teenagers have visited Washington, DC, for one week every summer as part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The all-expenses-paid trip is coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and it is designed to expose students to their government in action. In 2014—the Youth Tour's 50th year—more than 1,500 high school juniors and seniors from about 900 electric cooperatives in the U.S. participated, including two from CoServ Electric Member households.
In 2015, CoServ will again award two North Texas high school students an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, but with an added bonus: The tour will begin and end in Austin, which means students will experience two Capitols.
In Austin, students will tour the Texas State Capitol and visit the Bob Bullock Museum. In DC, students will visit their congressional representative’s office on Capitol Hill; discuss current events with legislators; and tour The Smithsonian Institution, Washington National Cathedral, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery, which includes a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Students also will learn more about the electric cooperative business model and the crucial role that political representation plays, and gain a greater understanding of what differentiates America from other countries.
To apply, please click on, print/fill out and submit this form to CoServ by January 30, 2015:
Questions? Please contact program coordinator Jennifer Ebert or visit the Youth Tour website.
In addition to the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., CoServ Electric also grants five W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarships each year to graduating Seniors in our service area. More details on CoServ’s Academic Initiatives here.