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November Message from the Manager

Write a winning essay and earn a trip of a lifetime!

Jerry King

What do 1,600 high school students, our nation’s capital and electric cooperatives have in common? The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, of course!

Youth Tour was established with one thought in mind – to inspire our next generation of leaders. Since 1964, more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by their electric cooperative.

It all takes place in June, when hundreds of electric co-ops across the country send participants to Washington, D.C. for a chance to learn about the cooperative business model and a full week of sightseeing.

While in D.C., participants have a chance to meet with their state’s congressional delegation and discuss issues that are important back home. Without a doubt, Youth Tour has grown into an invaluable program that gives young Americans an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

If you are a high school sophomore or junior interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. to experience the trip of a lifetime, check out our Youth Tour page for details on the application process.

Perhaps you know of an exceptional student who would be a great candidate for the program. If you do, please share this article with them.

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is so much more than a sightseeing trip. Students have repeatedly shared that this experience has helped them grow into successful professionals. It has also benefited our local communities. Youth Tour participants return home with a deeper understanding and skillset of what it takes to be leader, and as a result, they put these skills to use right here in our communities.

Help us find the next generation of leaders by sharing the Youth Tour experience with a promising student.Youth Tour Logo


Until next time,


Jerry King

General Manager

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