What makes electric cooperatives different from other utilities is that "giving something back to the community" is part of their seven cooperative principles. Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington? Because it is important to learn about the political process to interact with your government. Participants will walk away from this week as a better leader and a sense that you can make a difference.
The Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s. Since then, over 40,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this unique program.
Students gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representative and senators and explore the sights around the nation's capital.
The 2013 Youth Tour took place in June 14 to 20. To be eligible, you must be a high school sophomore or junior whose parents or guardians live on Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative's lines. Any student who qualifies should complete the application form along with a letter of recommendation, grade transcript indicating cumulative credit hours, grade point average, ACT composite and PSAT-NMSQT standing (if available). The selection process consists of a reviewing a study booklet, completing a short test and participating in a face-to-face interview.
To learn more about the trip contact the Member Services Department by e-mail or at 440-647-2133 or visit www.youthtour.coop.
2013 Youth Tour Flyer
2013 Youth Tour Application
Application deadline was Thursday, February 28, 2013.
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