2018 Youth Tour
Students entering their senior year in 2018 are eligible to attend and are selected to participate in the week long trip. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students from throughout the state. The students are selected by the local electric cooperatives to travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states.
Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more.
The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, during which they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. The youth rally will prepare the students for a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives have hosted the Youth Tour since 1960, providing hundreds of young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital, develop their leadership skills, and learn about the federal government and the cooperative utility industry. For more information about the Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., contact Leslie Beard at 800-882-5140.