Washington, D.C. Youth Tour

2017 Youth tour participants on location in the D.C. area.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. sends more than 1,500 high-school students to Washington, D.C. each year to learn about the history of this country and the role electric cooperatives played in that history, and to meet with their congressional delegation.  Montana sends more than 25 students each year to participate in the Youth tour at no cost to those students.A Youth Tour participant experiences the Vietnam War Memorial.

Flathead Electric Co-op offers two “all expense paid” trips to Washington, D.C. Youth Tour each year to high school sophomores or juniors from schools in the Flathead Electric service territory. The student’s parent or guardian must be served by Flathead Electric Cooperative.

2020 Youth Tour

Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is November 15.

Students selected to attend the 2020 Washington, D.C. Youth Tour will meet in Great Falls, MT on June 19, 2020 and return there on June 26, 2020.

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Youth Tour Perspectives

Students selected often describe the trip as a “once in a lifetime opportunity.” Click the buttons below to read about the highlights, as told by past participants.