Youth Tour

Applications for the 2017 Youth Tour program are now available. The program is for students who are currently high school juniors.

Click here to download the application.

The application deadline is March 6, 2017. Completed applications can be dropped off at any REC office, faxed, emailed or postmarked by the deadline.

Through this once-in-a-lifetime experience, students will seize the opportunity to become concerned citizens better aware of the issues facing their communities.

REC sponsors students from throughout our service territory to join more than 1,500 students and their chaperones participate in Washington Youth Tour every year.

The students learn how a congressional office works, including how legislative aides assist congressmen with important issues and how a congressional office stays in touch with constituents in its district. Highlights of the week include a tour of Capitol Hill and meeting local congressmen.

In 1958 a rural electric cooperative in Iowa sponsored the first group of 34 young people on a weeklong study tour of the nation's capital.


Youth Tour Photo    

For Additional Information Contact:

Brian Wolfe, REC's public relations specialist
1- 800-552-3904, ext. 5914

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