Kansas Electric Cooperatives have decided to reinstate the Washington D.C., Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in 2023.
The Washington D.C. National Rural Electric Youth Tour, sponsored by local electric cooperatives, the Kansas Electric Cooperatives Association, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is part of a grassroots program to educate high school juniors and seniors on the electric cooperative program and the cooperative ideas for which it stands. Approximately 32 students from Kansas travel to Washington D.C. for the week-long tour, joining more than 1,800 students from across the nation. The tour is jam-packed with fun-filled activities and visits to America’s most popular and historic places. Stops along the way include the U.S. Capitol, the Korean and Vietnam memorials, the Kennedy Center, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Although the Youth Tour experience is filled with fun activities, its overall purpose is to increase students understanding of the value of rural electrification. Students will visit elected officials to increase their knowledge of how the federal government works.
To apply for the 2023 Youth Tour experience click "apply now" link and complete the application online. For any other questions regarding the application process or the trips themselves, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.