What do 1,500 high school students, our nation's capital, and electric cooperatives have in common? The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, of course!
Youth Tour was established with one thought in mind - to inspire our next generation of leaders. Since 1964, more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by their electric cooperative. CKenergy is excited to continue this practice for years to come.
It all takes place in June, when hundreds of electric co-ops across the country send participants to Washington, D.C. for a chance to learn about the cooperative business model and a full week of sightseeing.
While in D.C., participants have a chance to meet with their elected officials and discuss the issues that are important back home. Without a doubt, Youth Tour has grown into an invaluable program that gives young Americans an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
In February, CKEC will begin the process to select local students to attend Youth Tour 2018 and receive a $500 scholarship. If you are a high school junior interested in traveling to Washington D.C. to experience the trip of a lifetime, please contact us for more information.
Perhaps you know of an exceptional student who would be a great candidate for the program. If you do, please share this article with them.
Youth Tour is so much more than a sightseeing trip. Students have repeatedly shared that this experience has helped them grow into successful professionals. It has also benefited our local communities. Youth Tour participants return home with a deeper understanding and skill set of what takes to be a leader, and as a result, they put these skills to use right here in our community.
Help us find the next generation of leaders by sharing the Youth Tour experience with a promising student. For more information about Youth Tour, please call 405-656-2322.
2018 Contest Rules
2018 Youth Tour Application