Electric cooperatives from across North Carolina will be sending 45 high school students to our nation’s capital to participate in the 2019 NC Youth Tour June 15-21. You can follow along with our delegates during the tour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using @ncyouthtour, and #NCYouthTour and #YTDC.
This annual trip gives rising juniors and seniors from throughout the state the chance to experience Washington, D.C. first hand and learn more about the legislative process, civic engagement and electric cooperatives. North Carolina’s delegates will join more than 1,800 students from across the country to participate in leadership training, meet with elected officials, network with peers and explore the sites of our nation’s capital.
“Youth Tour provides a valuable opportunity for rural high schoolers, many of whom have not traveled this far from home before, to gain an up-close understanding of our country’s history and political system,” said Jennifer Heiss, one of the tour’s advisors. “It also provides students with self-confidence and leadership skills that will help them be successful no matter their future path.”
In addition to receiving an all-expense paid trip, Youth Tour delegates are eligible to apply for several college scholarships and the opportunity to represent North Carolina on the Youth Leadership Council (YLC), a national cooperative program that seeks to develop strong leadership, presentation and advocacy skills in America’s most promising young leaders.
Youth Tour is part of the co-ops’ ongoing commitment to community. To learn more about the many investments we are making in the communities we serve, visit the In the Community section of our website.