Washington D.C. Youth Tour
Each summer, Morgan County REA sends one area student to the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour is an opportunity for high school students to learn about our government in a week of educational and fun events. Students from all over the United States, sponsored by their local rural electric cooperatives, converge to tour our nation's capital. Students are given the opportunity to meet with industry and government officials. Approximately 1,800 students attend the event annually.
Students will attend educational seminars and explore the historical sites and monuments that Washington D.C. is known for. Before departing for home, a full day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with the Colorado congressional delegation, even eating lunch in the cafeteria with congressional staffers. In addition, the students are introduced to issues faced by rural electric cooperatives at the state and national level.
All expenses, including transportation, lodging, meals and all admission fees are paid by Morgan County REA. Students must be 16 years of age by the time of the Youth Tour. Application is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Applicants must reside within the outer boundaries of MCREA's service territory and their parents or grandparents must be MCREA members. Selection is based on application and finalists may be asked to participate in personal interviews.
Next summer's tour will begin Monday, June 12, 2023 and end Sunday, June 18, 2023.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2023