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Youth Tour & CYCLE


For over 50 years, teens from across rural America have been visiting Washington, D.C. for the “trip of a lifetime,” courtesy of their local electric cooperative. Over the years, these delegates have toured some of the finest museums in the world and visited America’s most historic monuments. They have met with their elected officials and explored

Capitol Hill. In 2020, due to COVID-19, the traditional Youth Tour trip was canceled. In typical 2020 fashion, the trip turned virtual and the delegates from Missouri were able to connect, learn and network via Zoom.

In 2021, the trip is taking a different turn. Delegates from each sponsoring cooperative will participate in the Youth Tour Experience, spending two days at their local electric cooperative and one at the district transmission cooperative. The delegates from across the state will still join together and conference in with the rest of the Missouri delegates from the comfort of their local co-op. While this event will not look exactly like the traditional Youth Tour, the Youth Tour Experience, or “YT2k21”, will still include much of the learning, networking and fun that the normal Tour provides to students.

High school juniors whose parents or grandparents are members of Tri-County Electric can apply now for the “YT2k21” Youth Tour Experience. In addition, the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to further their education. Essay winners are required to participate in the full Youth Tour Experience from June 16-18, 2021, in order to qualify for the scholarship. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2021

Check out this video from some of the 2020 participants.





Youth Tour Experience Application

Youth Tour Experience FAQ

For more information on these exciting opportunities, contact Tri-County Electric Cooperative:

Amy Farris

PO Box 159

Lancaster, MO 63501



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