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!  We believe by investing in today's youth, we are investing in our - and -your future. We know some of the brightest students reside right here in Montana, and we want to give you an opportunity to experience the past, present and future of our country. For many, it will inspire a future in government service or perhaps a career with cooperatives.

Orientation will be on Friday, June 14 in Great Falls.

The group will fly to D.C on Friday, June 14 and return June 21.

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