The Youth Tour Experience!
What is Youth Tour?
Senator Lyndon Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when he addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's (NRECA) Annual Meeting in 1957. Johnson declared, “If one thing goes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capitol where they will see what the flag stands for and represents.”
Youth Tour is an annual leadership program sponsored by Logan County Electric Cooperative. It’s a week long, all-expenses-paid (everything except souvenirs) trip to Washington, D.C., that gives high school students the opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders at the U.S. Capitol, make new friends from across the state and country, and see many of the famous Washington sights. Electric cooperatives from 43 states will send about 1,600 students this year for the annual tour. Will you be one of them?
“I knew the cooperative principles, but prior to this trip, I did not know what they really meant,” said Jackie. “What I learned is that the cooperative is not about money. It is not about anything except for serving your members as well as could possibly be served. And getting help to people who need it.”
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To apply for the Youth Tour...
• must be a high school sophomore or junior.
• must be a son, daughter, or legal ward of a LCEC member living on the cooperative’s lines and receiving electric service from the cooperative at the time of selection.
• must also submit a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, teacher, or community or organization advisor.
Applicants will be required to be interviewed by LCEC staff.
Application deadline is March 6, 2020. Call the office for more details, 937-592-4781