Youth Tour - June 10-16, 2016
Apply to experience the 2015 Iowa Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. It’s an all-expense paid trip!
What is Youth Tour?
Youth Tour is a program that brings high school students to Washington, D.C. every June. Students compete for slots for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative.
Approximately 35 participants — students going into their junior year of high school through just-graduate seniors are chosen by local electric cooperatives from across the state of Iowa (each cooperative sets their selection criteria). They’ll be joined by approximately 1,600 other participants from around the country.
Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government. They visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate, and see the sights around Washington, D.C.
Students are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative through the overall strength of the applicant. If you want to join this Washington tradition, contact your local rural electric cooperative or high school career center for additional information.
Why do electric cooperatives send students to Washington, D.C., each year?
Because cooperative are different! Giving back to the community is part of every electric cooperative’s business plan!
Some of the things students will do and see on Youth Tour:
- Washington Monument
- World War II Memorial
- Albert Einstein Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- The National Mall
- Boat cruise on the Potomac River
- Holocaust Memorial
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- Ford’s Theater
- Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Washington National Cathedral
- Mount Vernon
- Iwo Jima Sunset Parade
- White House
- U.S. Capitol tour
Co-ops that offer Youth Tour