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Youth Tour


What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?


Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

Junior and Senior High School students can apply for this all expense paid trip if your parents are members of FEM Electric or you go to a high school in the FEM Electric territory. An essay is submitted on a different topic each year. The deadline for the essay is early March each year. Watch the Cooperative Connections February and March Newsletters for details. The information will also be available from the area schools each February or contact the office 800.587.5880


To apply: Please submit an essay on this topic: "The new generation of electric transportation will help the nation enter an era of clean transportation. Do you think this is a reality? How do you see this affecting Electric Cooperatives?" Your cover sheet should have this information on it: Name as it appears on your drivers license, Date of birth, Parent's names, Address, Home and Cell phone numbers (mother, father and yours), Email address (parent's and yours), Tshirt size, and Name of school/grade. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 9th, 2018.






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