Youth Tour 2024
Apply for a chance to win a FREE trip to Washington DC! Current sophomores or juniors in high school, whose parent or guardian is an MLEC member are eligible to apply. This year’s Youth Tour is June 18-23.
Youth Tour Information
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.
Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome 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!
Eligible applicants must be:
1. Sophomores or Juniors in high school.
2. Dependents of parents/guardians that are members of
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative.
Applications are due MARCH 1st
Applicants will be judged on the knowledge of the subject, style, content, grammar and originality of the essay topic. Judges will also evaluate the applicants answers to their hobbies, volunteer work, extracurricular activities and why he or she would like to attend the tour.
The Youth Tour has been one of the greatest experiences in my life and I loved every second of it!
Mallory Leitinger, 2022 Youth Tour Attendee