What is the Rural Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour to Washington D.C?
Every June, as many as 1,500 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.
Gabriella Eck from Jasper High School and Conner Luebbehusen from Forest Park High School represented Dubois REC on the 2017 Youth Tour. Their trip featured visits to the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials and much more.
Applications for the 2018 Youth Tour will be available on this page in early February.
Conner Luebbehusen from Forest Park High School and Gabriella Eck from Jasper High School pause for a photo at the FDR Memorial.