The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is taken each year in mid-June to provide young adults with the opportunity to travel to our nations capital. Youth tour participants will experience first hand how our government operates, learn about the complexities of the electric utility industry, discover the unique characteristics of cooperative business enterprise as well as meet and work with hundreds of peers from throughout the United States. The trip also gives students the opportunity to see our nation’s rich history, visit famous national monuments and governmental buildings (see informational flyer).
The Youth Tour will begin the first day and night in Indianapolis. The following day, the bus departs for Washington, D.C. from the headquarters of the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. and will return to the same location, seven days later. All expenses from Indianapolis (meals, lodging and scheduled events) will be paid for by the sponsoring electric cooperative (Noble REMC). Travel to and from Indianapolis and any other incidental expenses incurred by the participant will be their responsibility.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
To be eligible for the youth tour, the applicants must be a junior in high school and enroll for their senior year. Applicants shall also have demonstrated participation and leadership in their school and community through organizations, committees and other activities.
Selection of a youth tour candidate will be based on the candidates application listing their school and community participation. Applicants will also be required to write a short essay (no more than two pages, double-spaced).
The topic of the essay will be the importance of community involvement. Noble REMC takes an active role in the communities we serve, “Why do you think it’s important for companies and individuals to be involved in their community?”
Applications may be picked up from any guidance counselor in the following high schools: Central Noble, Churubusco, DeKalb, East Noble, Garrett and West Noble. They may also be picked up at Noble REMC at 300 East Weber Road in Albion or downloaded right here.
To download an application, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, please contact Director of Communications and Community Relations Kevin Dreibelbis at 260-636-2113 or 800-933-7362 or email him at email@example.com.