What is the Government-in-Action 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 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!
Each year a high school sophomore or junior has a chance to win an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C.. Students must submit an application, attach a signed letter of recommendation (to be completed by their principal, guidance counselor, teacher or community leader) and write an essay.
The essay question in 2019 is: How can electricity be used to save and improve lives, especially in developing nations?
To be eligible:
The student must currently be a high school sophomore or junior.
The student's parents/legal guardian must be a member and receive electrical service from MYEC.
Student cannot be a prior winner of the youth tour.
The student must write an essay on the topic listed above and it must include the application that you may download below.
Submit the essay, application, and letter of recommendation to Mid-Yellowstone Electric Cooperative, Attn: Youth Tour Essay Contest, PO Box 386 Hysham, MT 59038.
The due date for the essay is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The winning student will travel to Washington, D.C. June 19-26, 2020. For more information, check out the Youth Tour Resource Guide below or contact MYEC.
2020 Youth Tour Application