Washington DC Youth Tour
What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?
Every June, more than 1,500 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!
2017 Youth Tour:
Twenty-eight high school juniors and seniors from Montana attended last week’s Youth Tour events, returning to the Treasure State on June 17. A total of 1,800 youth from across the nation attended this year’s Youth Tour, which included meeting Sen. Steve Daines. In addition to MECA, Montana electric co-ops sponsoring Youth Tour participants this year were Beartooth Electric Cooperative, Big Flat Electric Cooperative, Fergus Electric Cooperative, Flathead Electric Cooperative, Glacier Electric Cooperative, Hill County Electric Cooperative, Lincoln Electric Cooperative, Lower Yellowstone REC, Marias River Electric Cooperative, Mid-Yellowstone Electric Cooperative, Missoula Electric Cooperative, NorVal Electric Cooperative, Park Electric Cooperative, Ravalli County Electric Cooperative, Sheridan Electric Cooperative, Sun River Electric Cooperative, Tongue River Electric Cooperative, Vigilante Electric Cooperative, and Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative.
2018 Youth Tour Contest Rules:
- The student must be a junior or senior in high school.
- Student cannot be a prior winner of the youth tour.
- The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by Sun River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
- The student must write an essay on the following topic: “Electric cooperatives offer various opportunities to young people, such as scholarships, job shadowing, electrical safety programs and sponsorships. What are some innovative ways your electrical cooperative can connect with young people, especially with children and teens?”
- The essay must include a cover page with the student’s name, address, and telephone number.
- Submit the essay to Sun River Electric Cooperative by Friday, December 1, 2017.
If you have any questions please call Ross at SREC, 406-467-2527.