The Washington, D.C., Youth Tour is a program offered by cooperatives throughout the nation to high school students from their co-op membership.
Participants receive an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital where they are immersed in the nation’s history visiting sites like Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall, the Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian.
In addition, students not only meet with other participants from across the nation, but they also get the opportunity to discuss current issues with representatives and senators.
Each year, Central Electric selects two high school juniors to go to the nation’s capital. This is an all-expense-paid trip for those students selected. The co-op will pay for transportation, lodging, meal expenses, and one checked bag.
“The amount of stuff I learned, and the fun that I had was immeasurable. I would highly recommend going on Youth Tour to anyone interested. It’s a great opportunity to get out of small communities, and visit a big city, as well as learn more about U.S. history. It was also the most fun trip I’ve ever been on.” – Emmett Stevens, Redmond Proficiency Academy and 2019 Youth Tour delegate.
For more information about the trip, visit Central Electric’s website.