YOUTH TOUR 2023 | JUNE 17 - 23
Congratulations to our 2023 Youth Tour winners!
Selected to represent Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative during the 2023 Youth Tour are Natalie Byrnes and Olivia Marti. Both are juniors at Waukon High School. Natalie and Olivia will travel to Des Moines June 17 before leaving with other Iowa delegates for Washington, D.C. Follow their adventures on our Facebook Page facebook.com/AllamakeeClaytonElecCoop/.
What is Youth Tour?
Electric Cooperatives are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Every June, as many as 1,800 high school students from across the country are sponsored by America's Electric Cooperatives to spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Participating in the Youth Tour is a terrific way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, better understand electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative selects two high school sophomores or juniors to represent the Co-op on Youth Tour. If selected, you will join hundreds of other students from across the country - all expenses paid - for an incredible week in our nation's capital.
Students on Youth Tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and the U.S government. They visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate and see the sights around Washington, D.C.
HOW DO YOU QUALIFY?
You must be a current high school sophomore or junior, and your parents or legal guardians must be members of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative. A completed application form must be submitted by the end of January each year.
ACEC provides each applicant with an open book test and an information booklet. The applicant must return the completed exam by the due date; the test scores will determine the five finalists. A personal interview will determine the winners of two Youth Tour trips. The three remaining finalists will each receive a $100 cash prize.
The application for the 2024 Youth Tour will be available in the fall of 2023.
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUTH TOUR:
2022 Iowa Youth Tour Trip Blog