Skyline view in Washington D.C.

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

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Electric cooperative youth tour

Through the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program, high school students gain an understanding of how member-owned electric cooperatives operate. Every year, Wright-Hennepin (WH) sponsors one high school junior from our service territory whose family is a member to attend the Youth Tour at no expense to them. The youth tour brings together more than 1,500 high school students from all across the nation. For one week in June, these students travel to Washington, D.C. and visit our nation’s capital and monuments. Students learn about American history and their role as citizens by meeting state representatives and senators.

Group photo from Washington D.C. youth tour

To apply for an opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. on the all-expense-paid trip, high school juniors should fill out an application and submit it to Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association. The selection process begins with a review of applications and ends with face-to-face interviews. One high school junior will be selected to attend the 2018 Youth Tour from June 9-14. The application deadline for this year is March 2, 2018.