Youth Tour Experience
What is Youth Tour?
It’s not just another trip! Youth Tour is an annual contest sponsored by the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., and your local electric cooperative that gives deserving high school sophomores and juniors like you the opportunity to use their knowledge and wit to compete for a FREE week-long trip to Washington, D.C.
Electric cooperatives all over the country hold Youth Tour competitions. You’ll meet up with nearly 1,500 students in Washington, D.C., in June if you win. Once there, you’ll get a chance to meet and talk to congressional leaders from Ohio at the U.S. Capitol, plus you’ll get to see all the sights and visit a bunch of really cool places.
What are the entry requirements?
You must be a high school sophomore or junior, and your parents or legal guardian must be members of Firelands Electric Cooperative. Selected students should be energetic and eager to make the most out of this fun opportunity to learn.
All applications must be received by Firelands Electric Cooperative before Friday, February 1.
Click here to experience the wonder of Firelands' Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., which is open to students who are currently high school sophomores and juniors and are not eligible for a high school diploma before May/June 2014.
Applications and materials can be downloaded below and must be received by Firelands before Wednesday, February 1. Candidates are evaluated on knowledge of rural electric Cooperatives, school and community activities, and demonstrated leadership.
If you have any questions regarding the program, contact us for more information.
Youth Tour Application (PDF)
"Cooperatives - the Competitive Difference" August 2007 edition (PDF)
Youth Tour materials and forms can be downloaded and completed with Acrobat Reader.