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Youth Tour 

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, held in Washington, D.C., typically hosts more than 1,800 high school students nationwide. The students who attend the Youth Tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the U.S. government.

The Youth Tour exists to:

  • Educate youth on all aspects of rural electrification to promote a better understanding of the value of rural electric cooperatives.
  • Provide an opportunity for youth to visit monuments, government buildings and cooperative-related organizations in order to become familiar with our country's historical and the political environment.
  •  Allow youth to meet elected officials to better understand how federal government operates.

Click on this link for more history on the Youth Tour:

The 2024 Youth Tour will be hosted June 15-21 and the deadline to apply is January 22. In order to apply, students must be entering their junior or senior in the fall of 2024 at one of Central Electric's area schools. For more information, you can contact Ryley Osentoski at 919-708-1639 or by email at


 to apply for the 2024 Cooperative Youth Tour

Youth Tour Photos

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