What is the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour?
Every June, as many as 1,600 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
Since the late 1950's, electric cooperatives have been sending high school juniors and seniors to our nation's capital to learn about electric cooperatives, visit historical sites and participate in Youth Day.
Students compete for the opportunity to attend the Youth Tour and all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., through an essay contest on a topic relating to the electric industry or electric cooperatives. The next Youth Tour is scheduled June 9-15, 2018.
Who can apply?
Students who are sophomores or juniors in high school and whose parents or guardian are a member of Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative are eligible to apply.
How do I apply?
Write an essay on the following topic and submit it to the Cooperative by March 1, 2018:
There are approximately 20 million military veterans in the United States today. How shall fellow U.S. citizens honor and look after these veterans, who have served and sacrificed on our behalf? Describe any special connection you may have to a veteran or active-duty member of the military.
Entries may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative, 9549 West Hwy. 5, PO Box 6, Columbus, ND 58727-0006.
Contact Heidi at email@example.com or 701-939-6671 during regular business hours with any questions regarding the Youth Tour