Students entering their senior year are eligible to attend and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in a week-long trip to Washington D.C. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students from throughout the state. The students travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states.
Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more.
The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, during which they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. The youth rally will prepare the students for a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation.
Indiana's electric cooperatives have hosted the Youth Tour since 1960.
Applications for the 2023 Tour are now open and are due by March 1, 2023. The trip will take place June 11-18, 2023.
Learn More & apply by visiting the Indiana Electric Cooperative website.