Youth Tour

This year’s Indiana Youth Tour is June 18-25, 2020. Only high school juniors are eligible to apply.

Stay tuned for next year’s applications for the Indiana Youth Tour.

This year’s Ohio Youth Tour is June 19-25, 2020. High School sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.

Stay tuned for next year’s applications for the Ohio Youth Tour.

The deadline to apply is usually in late February each year.

Want leadership experience AND a FREE travel opportunity to our nation’s capital? Cross a once-in-a-lifetime trip off your bucket list with Youth Tour.

Since the 1970s, Ohio electric cooperatives have provided an opportunity for hundreds of students to visit the nation’s capital as part of the annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Each June, approximately 35 to 40 high school juniors and seniors from Ohio and Indiana meet up with about 1,800 other students from across the country as part of this program sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

The week-long trip includes visits to many of the most famous sites in Washington, D.C., and includes visits with the students’ Congressional representatives. Sites of interest include:

  • United States Capitol
  • World War II Memorial
  • Jefferson Memorial
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Vietnam and Korean War Memorials
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • … and much more!

We highly encourage any interested students to apply for this unforgettable experience!

Please contact Amy McCreery at 1-800-686-2357 or email for more information.


Indiana Youth Tour logoOhio Youth Tour logo with capitol building in Washington, DC



Watch this Video to Get an Inside Look at Youth Tour…

Top 4 Reasons Youth Tour is for YOU!

  1. It’s not like your school trip to D.C.
    The Ohio and Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Youth Tour knows many students have already been to Washington, but this adventure is specifically planned to be different. We’ll visit many sites schools aren’t able to take you, giving you an insider tour. This trip is every history buff’s dream. You’ll also meet your congressional leaders face-to-face and participate in a small group on Capitol Hill.
  2. Meet new people — and yourself in a new, reinvented way!
    You will find yourself going out of your comfort zone (and liking it). Being surrounded by people you don’t know allows you to be yourself in a way not possible around your current classmates. You can come out of your shell and be the person you want to be — not just the person everyone thinks you are. Plus, you’ll make lifelong friends we can help you stay in touch with after the trip has ended.
  3. Learning about co-ops will blow your mind.
    Cooperatives are the business model of the future. We put people over profits and are community focused, governed by the members we serve. If you want to work with a purpose, co-ops are just the place to do that. Learn about how co-ops operate and make communities a better place.
  4. It’s fun (and FREE)!
    Youth Tour is a blast — just ask any of our past student delegates. Even with a full schedule, we still provide plenty of down time and several social events where you can meet delegates from other states. Most importantly, this is an all-expenses-paid experience. PPEC will pay for everything. Just be sure to bring some cash for souvenirs.

    Where else can you find an experience like this? Don’t delay – apply NOW!

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