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Legislative Youth Tour

The 2017 Youth Tour application process is now closed.

In June, participants will gather in Washington, D.C., with more than 1,500 of their peers from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, tour historical and cultural sights, and meet their representatives in Congress. There will also be time for recreation including a boat cruise, dinner dance and other fun activities. 

In February 2018, the Youth Tour delegates will spend a day at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. They will meet with their local legislators, attend sessions in the House of Delegates and the Senate, and sit in on committee hearings in both house and senate.  

Completed applications, essay and two letters of recommendations were due February 24.

Youth Tour has been a joint effort of local electric co-ops, statewide co-op associations, such as the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for more than 45 years. Since its inception in 1964, more than 41,000 high school students have participated in Youth Tour. Last year there was approximately 1,400 YT representatives in attendance.

Photos from the 2016 Legislative Youth Tour

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The 2017 NOVEC Youth Tour 

The selection process is complete and this year’s NOVEC Youth Tour students will be attending the all-expense-paid NRECA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.