What is the Electric Cooperative 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 like Orange County REMC 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!
Download an application for the 2017 Youth Tour here. Deadline for submission is Feb. 10.
For more information, contact Orange County REMC.
Brianna Dalton of Mitchell, Michaela Cox of Campbellsburg and Nikki Moon of Orleans were sponsored by Orange County REMC on the 2015 Youth Tour to Washington D.C., June 11-18. During the event, the students visited the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Mall Memorials, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and more. The students also spent a day on Capitol Hill where they met with members of Indiana’s congressional delegation. The local students were part of the Indiana delegation of 90 students, representing 32 Indiana electric cooperatives.