Youth Tour




Interested in Youth Tour?

Contact us for a Youth Tour booklet and application materials! Send an email to or call 641-584-2251 to let us know you are interested! Applications are due March 15, 2016.  |  | 



What is Youth Tour?

Youth Tour is a program that brings high school students to Washington, D.C. every June. Students compete for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative. Approximately 35 participants - generally high school students that are currently juniors or seniors will be chosen by local electric cooperatives from across the state of Iowa. They'll be joined by approximately 1,600 other participants from around the country.

Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and U.S. government. They visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate, and see the sights of Washington, D.C.


Why Do Electric Cooperatives Send Students to Washington, D.C.?

Cooperatives are different! Giving back to the community is part of every electric cooperative's business plan! By supporting students in Youth Tour, we are investing in our youth and the experiences they will gain as they learn about their cooperative, state, and nation!


What Will Students See And Do On Youth Tour?

Some of the things students will experience while on Youth Tour include: Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Albert Einstein Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, The National Mall, Boat Cruise on the Potomac River, Holocause Memorial, Madame Tussauds Was Museum, Ford's Theater, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, Mount Vernon, Iwo Jima Sunset Parade, White House, U.S. Capitol tour, Georgetown, and Newseum.







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