What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?
Every June, 1,700 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!
To apply, contact a participating electric cooperative:
|Black Hills Electric Cooperative, Custer
||Kingsbury Electric Cooperative, De Smet
|Bon Homme Yankton Electric Association, Tabor
||Lacreek Electric Association, Martin
|Butte Electric Cooperative, Newell
||Lake Region Electric Association, Webster
|Central Electric Cooperative, Mitchell
||Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative, Timber Lake
|Charles Mix Electric Association, Lake Andes
||Northern Electric Cooperative, Bath
|Cherry-Todd Electric Cooperative, Mission
||Oahe Electric Cooperative, Blunt
|Clay-Union Electric Corporation, Vermillion
||Sioux Valley Energy, Colman
|Codington-Clark Electric Cooperative Watertown
||Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Marion
|Dakota Energy Cooperative, Huron
||Traverse Electric Cooperative, Wheaton, Minn.
|Douglas Electric Cooperative, Armour
||Union County Electric Cooperative, Elk Point
|FEM Electric Association, Ipswich
||West Central Electric Cooperative, Murdo
|Grand Electric Cooperative, Bison
||West River Electric Association, Wall
|H-D Electric Cooperative, Clear Lake
||Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative, Milbank
Alumni of the Youth Tour program are eligible for a $10,000 national scholarship through the Glenn English Foundation.
Check out the history of this program here: