Youth Tour

More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C. where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.

I'm interested! What's next?

Apply by March 15! Complete and send in the following items to Heartland Power Cooperative by March 15, 2016. These can be completed and sent electronically to or by mail to Heartland Power Cooperative, P.O. Box 65, Thompson, IA 50478.


1. Student Information Sheet: The student information sheet includes basic student information such as name, school, grade, activities involved in, parents' names and contact information.

2. Youth Tour Open Book Quiz: Use the Youth Tour Packet1 to complete this open book quiz.

3. Complete the following essay questions:

1. What are the biggest challenges facing electric cooperatives today and how can cooperatives effectively meet those challenges?

2. Why are you interested in participating in Youth Tour, and why would you be a good representative of Heartland Power, your school, and your state?

*Please limit essay responses to 200-400 words per question. Typed responses can be emailed to or mailed to our Thompson office.

1If you would like a hard copy of the Youth Tour Packet, please let us know.


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