Youth Tour and Leadership Camp 2021
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!
In 1973, Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., (KEC) Board of Trustees suggested there should be a conference for youth, in addition to the existing Youth Tour program.
In 1976, KEC sent a representative to the camp created by the Colorado Electric Cooperatives to evaluate the camp activities and educational potential. In 1977, KEC sent its first delegates to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp (then called the Energy Seminar) in Steamboat Springs.
Now, nearly 100 students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming attend the leadership camp every year.
- Two winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. (June 14-21, 2021) plus a $250 college scholarship.
- Two winners will receive a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to attend Leadership Camp (July 16-22, 2021) plus a $250 college scholarship.
- One winner will be selected as an alternate and receive a $250 college scholarship.
To qualify you must be a high school junior whose parent/guardian receives electricity from Western.