Each year, Central Electric sponsors two rising high school juniors or seniors on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. in connection with the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. While in D.C., they’ll join 1,800 other students from across the country to meet members of Congress and learn more about American history and the electric cooperative business model.
“The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour provides a great opportunity for our youth to engage with the political process and interact with our local representatives in Washington,” said Janet Jackson, Central Electric Youth Tour coordinator. “Each year our Youth Tour representatives come back with an exciting and enthusiastic perspective on the democratic process and the cooperative business model.”
You know what else? The trip looks great on college applications, and participants will make new friends from all over the country. Think you may be interested in this great opportunity or know someone who would like to go next year? The 2018 Youth Tour trip will be June 9-15 and the deadline for all applications is Jan. 26. Visit the “Cooperative Youth Tour” to download the application or to find out more information on this incredible opportunity.