The dates for Indiana Youth Tour are: June 18-25, 2020 (Only students entering their senior year in 2020 are eligible to apply)
Ohio’s Youth Tour is June 14 – 20th 2019 (Sophomore and Juniors May Apply)
Deadline for both applications are due February 28, 2020
Since the 1970s, Ohio and Indiana 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, 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 tours of many of the most famous sites in Washington, D.C., and includes visits with the students’ Congressional representatives. Students will forge lifelong friendships, have hundreds of awesome photos to commemorate their unique experiences, and will receive a “behind the scenes” look at many citizenship, democratic, and cooperative topics. We promise this isn’t your typical trip!
Students interested should contact Renee Boss at 1-800-686-2357 for more information on being part of next year’s Youth Tour.
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4 Reasons Youth Tour is for YOU
- 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.
- Meet new people — and yourself
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.
- 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.
- 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.