Youth Tour Rocks
The Youth Tour to Washington, DC is a great way to learn more about our government and electric cooperatives, as well as develop leadership skills. Not only do delegates tour the museums and monuments in the nation's capitol, but they have an opportunity to meet with Indiana's U.S. Representatives. Our Congressperson is a long-time supporter of the Youth Tour and enjoys meeting the delegates on the Capitol steps for questions and photos. Historic Gettysburg and the Battlefield are also memorable stops on the tour.
High school juniors have a chance to join other Indiana youth on a trip of a lifetime. Applications will be available for the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Indiana’s electric cooperatives have hosted the Youth Tour since 1960, providing hundreds of young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit our nation’s capitol and learn about the federal government and the cooperative utility industry.
The Indiana delegation will include approximately 75 students from throughout the state, each selected by his/her local cooperative. In 2013, over 1,500 students from around the country were in Washington for the conference.
Carroll White REMC is pleased to be able to provide this opportunity for local students.It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sights, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.
The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis to get acquainted and learn about the Indiana legislative process. The students will depart and spend their first evening in Gettysburg, PA. They will tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the morning and arrive in Washington, D.C., that evening. The days are filled with sight-seeing, speakers, visits to the National Memorials, a collection of museums, including the Newseum, and a night cruise on the Potomac River.
Students will participate in a morning “Youth Tour Rally,” where they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. This will prepare them for a busy day on Capitol Hill, when students visit with representatives of Indiana’s Congressional delegation. The week will end on a high note with the “All-States Dinner Dance” at a local hotel.