Youth Tour

Youth Tour

You Could Win a Trip to D.C.

Each year, rural electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,900 students on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington D.C. The youth tour program continues to foster the grassroots spirit of the rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating to high school juniors and seniors how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about. The past two year, Renville-Sibley has sponsored Megan Hoff and Amy Albrecht as our youth tour delegates. 

In 2019, Renville-Sibley will be sending one high school junior or senior on an all-expense paid trip to the Washington D.C. Youth Tour. The selected student will spend six days in our nation’s capital visiting museums, chatting with politicians and making memories and friends that will last a lifetime. What is the best part of this trip? The best part is the fact that Renville-Sibley will pay all of the expenses.

More information and how to apply can be found below.


Contest purpose:

Select one youth to represent Renville-Sibley Co-op Power at the Washington D.C. Youth Tour.



The contest is open to any current high school junior or senior whose family is a member of our cooperative.



  • Contestant shall write a 300-word essay. What makes you a good candidate to represent Renville-Sibley Co-op on the 2019 Youth Tour and what do you expect to gain from your Washington, D.C. experience?
  • Complete a Youth Tour application form which can be found on Renville-Sibley’s web site.


Additional Information:

  • Deadline for application is February 20, 2019
  • The winner will be announced by March 11, 2019
  • Tour Dates: June 15 - 20, 2019
  • Sample itinerary (subject to change):
    • Saturday, June 15
      • Travel day
      • Electric Cooperatives 101 class
    • Sunday, June 16
      • Walking tour of Monuments, Arlington Cemetery, Smithsonian’s, night monument tour
    • Monday, June 17
      • Mount Vernon, National Museum of the Marine Corp, Old Town Alexandria and NRECA Youth night
    • Tuesday, June 18
      • Group picture in front of White House, Newseum, National Achieves, Smithsonian’s, Holocaust Museum, John F Kennedy Center Performing Arts Center show
    • Wednesday, June 19
      • Library of Congress, US Capitol tour, visit the Galleries, Capitol visits with Senators and Representatives, US Botanical Gardens, Souvenir City
      • NRECA dinner & dance
    • Thursday, June 20
      • Travel day