What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?
Every June, as many as 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!
The Youth Tour 2018 Essay Contest is open. The essay topic is: "Electric cooperatives offer various opportunities to young people, such as scholarships, job shadowing, electrical safety programs and sponsorships. what are some innovative ways your electric cooperative can connect with young people, especially with children and teens?" The student must currently be a sophomore or junior and served by Big Flat electric Cooperative. Students entering the contest will write and essay on the above topic. For more information, call 654-2040. Please return applications and essay to Big Flat Electric no later than December 1, 2017.