June 19-23

Applications are welcome from November 1 through January 31st, 2023. The application is below. Up to four (4) students will be selected and win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. 

What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,800 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 amazing 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!

During Youth Tour, you can have the chance to be selected to represent your state on the NRECA Youth Leadership Council (YLC). One student from each state is selected and they will come back to Washington, D.C., in July for a leadership workshop which will focus on the electric cooperative industry. Click here to learn more about YLC



Main residence must be served by Northern Neck Electric Cooperative

Must be a current high school sophomore or junior

Must be interested in Government, History, Political Science or similar

The selection of the finalists will be based on the application, letter of recommendation, and essay. 

Winners must be able to attend the Washington Youth Tour if selected.



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As part of your Youth Tour application process, you must write an essay on one of the topics below. It should not exceed 600 words. Please select the topic below:
Discuss the cooperative business model and why it works (like Northern Neck Electric Cooperative) based on the seven cooperative principles.
Explain how Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is better suited for empowering its members on a grassroots level than other businesses.
Electricity's use in the home, school, and workplace has evolved into an essential part of everyday life. Discuss the everyday role of electricity in your home, school, and parent's workplace.
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