Check back soon for details on how to apply for the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour! In the meantime, visit the Youth Tour website for more information.
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.
The experience includes a visit to the students' congressional representative’s office on Capitol Hill; discussions with legislators about current events; and tours of 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.
In addition to sending two area teens to the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., CoServ also grants five W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarships each year to graduating seniors in our service area. More details about CoServ’s Academic Initiatives here.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour contest, contact Jennifer Ebert.
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.