REC Opens Youth Tour Applications

Jan. 24, 2017

Picture this: a free trip to Washington D.C., meeting over 1,000 other students, a tour of Capitol Hill, meeting a congressional representative, and so much more! All of this is available through REC's Youth Tour Program and open to high school students in REC's service territory.

Applications for REC's Youth Tour are due March 6, 2017. Completed applications can be dropped off at any REC office, faxed, emailed, or postmarked by the deadline. To learn more and access the application, visit or contact Brian Wolfe, REC's public relations specialist, at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914 or

The program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to not only learn more about the governing process, but also learn more about issues directly impacting their communities. It's also a great opportunity to raise questions or concerns with a representative. Don't just take our word for it! To get a virtual look at Youth Tour and learn more from former participants, check out this video.

REC provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.