Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative and government. The 2017 Indiana Youth Tour is June 8-15.
Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 75 students from throughout the state. The students are selected by the local electric cooperatives. More than 1,600 students from 47 states will travel to Washington for the week-long experience.
Bartholomew County REMC will pick two students from the applications received.
Students participating in the trip will visit the Flight 93 and Pentagon 9/11 Memorials, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution, a night cruise on the Potomac River, the National Mall memorials, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and much more.
The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by NRECA, 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.
For more information about the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., apply here or call Marty Lasure at 418-5003.