Each summer, we send two students on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. on what’s called the Youth Tour. Our Youth Tourists will join 1,500 students at our country’s capital to learn about electric cooperatives, American history, the U.S. government and to visit the historic sights of our nation’s capital. Plus, students can apply for college scholarships specifically for Youth Tourists!
The Youth Tour exists to:
- Provide an opportunity for youth to visit monuments, government buildings and cooperative-related organizations in order to become familiar with the historical and the political environment of the nation’s capital.
- Allow youth to meet elected officials to better understand how federal government operates.
- Educate youth on all aspects of rural electrification and to promote a better understanding of the value of rural electric cooperatives.
2024 Youth Tour dates: June 15-21.
- Open to current high school students
- Must have a connection to a member of Piedmont Electric (parent, grandparent or guardian)
- Please fill out and submit the form below by December 31, 2023.
- Applicants will be selected to visit Piedmont Electric for an interview which will be comprised of a set of questions relevant to the Youth Tour and electric cooperatives.
- We will ask applicants to deliver a brief (2-3.5 minute) speech on a topic selected by Piedmont Electric. Applicants will be provided with this topic prior to interview.
- Based on these interviews, we will then select our 2 youth tourists.
Youth Tour Application
Apply for the annual Youth Tour.