Youth Tour

Youth Tour

You Could Win a Trip to D.C.

Each year, rural electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,800 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. Renville-Sibley’s 2017 Youth Tour delegate Amy Albrecht commented “This trip was truly an experience of a lifetime”. You can read more about Amy’s experience in the November 2017 Cooperative Connections.

In 2018, Renville-Sibley selected Andrew Black from Gibbon to represent our cooperative on the Youth Tour. Andrew wrote about his experience in the August 2018 Cooperative Connections. Renville-Sibley will be sending one high school junior or senior on an all-expense paid trip to the Washington D.C. Youth Tour once again in 2019. 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 will be available the first part of 2019. Check back for more details at that time. More information on the youth tour can also be found at the National Youth Tour website http://youthtour.coop.