This annual youth program, sponsored by Tri-County EMC, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporations and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, brings over a thousand young people from across the nation to Washington, D.C to learn more about the cooperative-form of business.
The all expense paid trip, held in mid-June is for high school juniors, whose parents or legal guardians are members of Tri-County EMC. Three representatives are chosen through an essay contest with a preselected topic concerning electricity.
The youth travel to the capital city by bus and spend seven eventful days touring Washington and its landmarks. In addition, the youth meet with their Congressmen and senators.
Representatives also establish a mini-cooperative during the week, allowing them to gain insight on how a cooperative business works. For more information, contact Deidra Locklear firstname.lastname@example.org at the Tri-County office or 919-735-2611.
Applications are due January 24, 2020. Youth Tour Application