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2018 Washington Youth Tour

What do 1,500 high school students, our nation’s capital and electric cooperatives have in common? The Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour, of course!

The Washington Youth Tour was established with one thought in mind – to inspire our next generation of leaders. Since 1964, more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by their electric cooperatives.

It all takes place for 6 days in June, when hundreds of electric co-ops across the country send participants to Washington, D.C. for a chance to learn about the cooperative business model and a full week of sightseeing.

While in D.C., participants have a chance to meet with their elected officials and discuss the issues that are important back home. Without a doubt, Youth Tour has grown into an invaluable program that gives young Americans an experience and friendships that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.







Who Is Eligible: All eleventh grade students from 10 area High Schools regardless of who they receive electric service from.

How to Qualify: Using the on-line form (link below), complete the required pertinent information and write a “fictitious” letter to any political leader focusing on a topic that’s important to YOU. Six finalists will be chosen for a personal interview by Crow Wing Power personnel. From these six, three will win the trip to Washington, D.C., three will receive a $50 Visa gift card.

Deadline: Friday February 16, 2018





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