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2022 Washington Youth Tour & Cooperative Youth Summit

Get ready to fly!  We’re offering two amazing, all expense paid trips in the summer of 2022. From June 18-23, we’re sending a Junior student (rising Senior) to our nation’s capital for a chance to meet lawmakers, tour the sights and have a whole lot of fun. Then on July 11-14, we’re sending a Sophomore student (rising Junior) to Columbia to experience the capital city like never before.

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is an annual event offered by Coastal Electric, coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC). A local high school student is selected annually to represent their school, their State and Coastal Electric as delegates on a week long, all expenses paid educational trip to our nation’s capital. Participants get to see government in action, visit historical sites, learn about co-ops, and meet students from around the nation. Once chosen, students representing Coastal Electric are eligible to compete for the R.D. Bennett College Scholarship awarded by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and compete for a position on the National Youth Leadership Council.

A students will also be chosen to attend the Cooperative Youth Summit, a four-day, three-night event in Columbia. The chosen student will have the chance to enhance their leadership skills, engage in team-building exercises, learn about electric cooperatives and how state government works and spend time with other cooperative students from across the entire state.

More than 1,800 students from 40 states are expected to participate in 2022 so if you or someone you know is interested, then fill out this online application. The deadline for 2022 is February 15th.

To learn more about these two amazing opportunities, contact Dave Jackson at 843-538-5700

CLICK HERE to apply online.  Please note a copy of the applicant's grades and recommendation letter are required to be uploaded with the application (an opportunity to upload additional supporting documents is also given in the online application process).  

The deadline to apply is February 15, 2022.