NRECA Youth Tour
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. is organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association with assistance from state cooperative associations including Kansas Electric Cooperatives. For many students, this will be a trip of a lifetime.
What makes cooperatives different from other utilities is that "giving something back to the community" is part of the business plan. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s. Over 45,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this unique program.
Featured speakers during National Youth Day provide insight to the important roles cooperatives play in their community. Students gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representative and senators. They also explore the many historic sights around the nation's capital.
Midwest Energy has five Board Districts, and one student from each district will be chosen, based on the applications received. The applicants will be notified in March. Those five chosen will be joining other high school students from across the United States.
More information about the Youth Tour can be found at http://youthtour.coop.