South Central Power

Youth Tour

Attention high school juniors: Apply to go on an all expense paid trip to the nation’s capital!



2017 Youth Tour participant Mikayla Hicks with (left) Liz Bainter, SCP’s community development ambassador and her mother, Stacy, who was a Youth Tour participant in 1993.













The Youth Tour is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). High school juniors from across the country gather each June for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the annual NRECA’s Youth Tour. Students are sent to Washington, D.C. for a number of reasons which include educating students about the role of electric co-ops in the national economy and exposing them to the sights and sounds of our nation’s heritage.

Participants tour many nationally significant sites, including Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Memorial, National Cathedral and the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, as well as meeting with Congressional representatives. South Central Power sponsors two students. To be eligible, a student must be a high school junior whose parents or guardians are members of South Central Power.

Shannyn and Tyler Carpenter with South Central Power's Lisa Queen.

Shannyn and Tyler Carpenter with South Central Power’s Lisa Queen in 2016.

In 2017, Mikayla Hicks, a student from Amanda-Clearcreek High School, represented South Central Power in the Youth Tour.  Twins Shannyn and Tyler Carpenter of Zane Trace High School were selected to represent South Central Power on the 2016 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.  Our students join representatives from Ohio’s 24 other electric cooperatives as they traveled to the nation’s capital. They also have the opportunity to participate in Youth Day, where 1,500 students from across the country learn about the rich history of electric cooperatives and the importance of being an active participant in government.


For more information, complete our online request form or call Liz Bainter at 1-800-282-5064, ext. 6252.