Wanted: Students interested in cooperatives
Do you know any high school juniors who are curious about how government works and want to learn more about cooperatives and the democratic process? If so, encourage them to apply for the 2018 Youth Tour, an annual trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
This year's trip is scheduled for June 8-15.
- Experience the wonder of Washington, D.C.
- Join a contingent of like-minded, talented teen representatives from across the country.
- Learn about rural electrification on the local, state, and federal level.
- Learn about cooperatives, American history, state and federal government.
- Visit with members of both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
The tour is designed to provide an opportunity for outstanding young people to better understand the value of rural electrification and familiarize themselves with the historic and political environment of our nation's capital. Visits with elected officials will give teens a better understanding of federal government, the political process, and democracy in general. But perhaps most significantly, the tour gives us an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding young people from our community.
Bottom line: Rock Energy believes educated citizens are better citizens. And better citizens are better co-op members.
Applicants must be current high school juniors who are the children of Rock Energy members and reside in the co-op’s service territory. The all-expense-paid trip includes transportation, lodging, meals, and admissions to events. Round-trip travel is by motor coach from Springfield, Ill. Travel to Springfield is not included.
Rock Energy is accepting online applications through Feb. 28. Just click on the link below to get started.
If you have questions, please call Barbara Uebelacker, communications director, at 608-752-4550 or 866-752-4550. You can also email her.