Accepting Applications for NRECA Youth Tour

Published on Monday, November 21, 2022 in Youth Tour

Online applications are open for NRECA Youth Tour!

Up to two students will be selected for this all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June 2023. Youth Tour is an opportunity to explore our nation's capital, meet with members of Congress, and build leadership skills.

Our top applicants will participate in a hands-on educational experience with MEC employees on Friday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will start at our headquarters in Cassopolis where attendees will learn about MEC, hear about careers in the industry, and see firsthand what it means to be part of an electric cooperative. After getting to know participants during MEC Day, we will select up to two students to go on Youth Tour.

Students must be high school sophomores or juniors, and their families must receive electric service from MEC. Please note that children of MEC employees and board members are not eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2023. To learn more and fill out an application, visit