|What is Youth Tour?||Mission||History|
|The Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour is an annual, weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, that is open to select high school students whose homes are served by electric cooperatives. The Washington Youth Tour is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC), and 25 of Oklahoma's 28 electric distribution cooperatives.||Oklahoma's electric co-ops send students to Washington to:
||Electric cooperatives are different from other utilities because “giving something back to the community” is part of their business plan. More than 40,000 high school students have been walking away from this experience as better leaders equipped with the confidence to make a difference since the late 1950s.|
|Youth Leadership Council||Alumni||Sign Me Up!|
|Student participants in the Oklahoma Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour may apply to be Oklahoma's representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The YLC is composed of one of each of the 41 states that participate in the Youth Tour. The YLC representative will:
||Our students build friendships that last a lifetime. Past alumni, begin reconnecting by contacting Jennifer Dempsey.
Register now for the upcoming Youth Tour Alumni Reunion 50th Celebration!
|Students compete for selection by their local electric cooperative. All students must be between their junior and senior years in high school and no older than 18 at the time of the trip. To apply, contact your local electric cooperative or high school career center for more information.|