WASHINGTON D.C. YOUTH TOUR

WASHINGTON D.C. YOUTH TOUR

In June, more than 1,800 high school students representing rural America will converge upon Washington, D.C. for a tour of ournation’s capital, and we’re looking for up to two to represent us.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour is June 9-14. High school sophomore and junior co-op members from our service area are invited to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses paid opportunity. Michigan delegates will meet for orientation in Portland, then board a motor coach bound for Washington, D.C., stopping en route to tour the Civil War battlegrounds in Gettysburg, PA, and participate in a flag ceremony at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, MD – birthplace of the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” They will then tour various monuments and memorials, witness the time-honored changing of the guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and visit with Michigan Senators and Congressmen on Capital Hill.

Interested? Fill out the online application by Feb. 28. We will select four candidates to participate in a full-day, hands-on educational experience at our Cassopolis headquarters (date TBD). You’ll learn about MEC, meet with different team members to learn about careers in the industry, and see first-hand what it means to be part of an electric cooperative. After getting to know you, we’ll select up to two candidates to represent us the summer Youth Tour.

Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and the trip will impact you for years to come. Learn more at cooperativeyouthtour.com.