Rappahannock Electric Cooperative's (REC) Youth Tour gives high school juniors an opportunity to learn leadership skills, hang out with peers from across Virginia - and have fun while doing it. Plans for 2022 Youth Tour have been changed to accommodate a safe trip following COVID-19 rules and regulations. This year's trip is being changed from Washington, D.C. to Williamsburg, Va.
Participants of the 2022 Youth Tour will get a fun and jam-packed trip to Williamsburg where they will learn about the electric cooperative industry, meet with local legislators, tour historic sites, and have some fun at Busch Gardens and other places.
Natalee Coates, a Madison County High School student, made lifetime memories on last year's Youth Tour trip.
"I had a great time on REC's Youth Tour," she said. "My favorite part was speaking with Delegates Jay Jones and Emily Brewer. They were amazing to speak with and I learned so much from them."
This year's trip will run from Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24. The schedule is packed with educational and fun activities and participants will interact with students from across Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
Applications for REC's Youth Tour are due by Feb. 25, 2022.
How Youth Tour Started: Youth Tour was inspired by Sen. Lyndon Baines Johnson when he addressed the NRECA Annual Meeting in 1957. The senator and future president declared, "If one thing goes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents." Additional Youth Tour information can be seen by visiting www.youthtour.coop.
For more information on the Youth Tour schedule and COVID-19 rules and regulations for the trip, please contact Brian Wolfe at email@example.com or 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914.