Attention high school juniors: Apply to go on an all expense paid trip to the nation’s capital!
- Tour Dates: June 14-20, 2019
- Deadline: March 1, 2019
- 2019 Youth Tour Application – the application period for 2019 has ended
- Youth Tour Guidelines 2019
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, Supreme Court, Mount Vernon, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Roosevelt Memorial, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial and the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, as well as meeting with Congressional representatives. To be eligible, a student must be a high school junior whose parents or guardians are members of South Central Power.
Ty List from Baltimore was the 2018 Youth Tour delegate from South Central Power. He attended Watkins Memorial High School. 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. 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.