For over 50 years, electric cooperatives have sponsored the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour by sending their high school juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to experience, first hand, the essence that is our republic. Witness the profound grandeur of monuments to our greatest leaders; reflect on the true cost of freedom by eyeing row upon row of white crosses at Arlington Cemetary; question your Congressmen and Senators on issues that affect you, and unlock your individual spirit.
Your local cooperative, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative, pays all the expenses for your trip and the Minnesota Rural Electric Association coordinates the events. The 2017 Youth Tour dates are June 10th-15th. To apply for the 2017 Youth Tour, simply fill out this application and submit it to our office along with a short essay. APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2017 YOUTH TOUR IS FEBRUARY 28, 2017!
Not convinced yet? Check out NRECA's website at http://youthtour.coop. You can see photos, videos and participate in the YLCBlog. Hope to see you in June!