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!
Alumni of the Youth Tour program are eligible for a $10,000 national scholarship through the Glenn English Foundation.
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