Are you a high school student who would love to go on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.?

This year, OCEC will sponsor four (4) students from area high schools to go on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in June 2024. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about electric cooperatives, American history, the U.S. Government, and experience the rich history by visiting national monuments, the Smithsonian Museum, and other historic sites.

What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, better understand electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

How do I apply for this amazing opportunity?

Fill out the application and submit it to your local OCEC office by January 31, 2024. Complete applications will be considered, and personal interviews will be scheduled for January. Don't miss the chance to go on this great trip full of wonderful experiences! Fill out and submit your application today.