EnergyUnited offers an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital this summer for two rising high school seniors. The students will visit Congress, learn about the U.S. political system and develop leadership skills during the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour June 16-22.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has been a joint effort of local electric cooperatives, such as EnergyUnited and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), based in Arlington, Va., for 47 years.
Each June, nearly 1,500 high school students from across the country get the opportunity to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community service and today’s important issues in the energy industry. Students meet their elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate, attend legislative briefings and visit historic sites.
WANT TO APPLY?
The deadline for applications is Feb. 6.
Students must live in an EnergyUnited service area in order to be eligible to participate, but they do not have to be EnergyUnited members. To apply, students must download and complete the application form at www.energyunited.com/youth_tour.asp. Applicants also must write a 250 to 500-word letter to an elected official – local, state or national representative.
All qualified applicants will be invited to an interview in late February/early March.
For more information, call 800-522-3793. Faxes will not be accepted.
Applications and letters should be submitted to:
ATTN: Washington Youth Tour
P.O. Box 1831
Statesville, N.C. 28687