Youth Tour Program
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS!
Rural Electric Youth Tour
June 12-17, 2016
Want a fun trip? As a high school junior, you have the opportunity to be one of several lucky students from our service area to attend the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour.
The Youth Tour program was started in 1957 when Texas Senator Lyndon Johnson asked groups of students from his state to come and visit Washington D.C. and see the United States government in action. Other states sent students in the following years. The National Rural Electric Association (NRECA) coordinated a national program in 1964.
Youth Tour not only offers a great educational experience, but a chance to meet new people and have a fun filled visit to our nation’s capital! It is also all-expenses-paid! This is a national event, with over 1,600 students from 42 states participating.
REA Energy will be sending up to nine high school juniors from our service area on the tour. To be eligible, the student’s parents/guardians must be members of the cooperative. Cooperative employees may attend as chaperones.
Finalists will be selected based on their academic achievement, in-school and extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and an interview.