Youth to Washington Tour

Youth to Washington Tour

Corn Belt Energy is seeking high school sophomores and juniors who have a passion for leadership and government to apply for an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. in June!

Corn Belt Energy cooperative members (anyone who receives electricity from Corn Belt Energy) are welcome to nominate a child or grandchild to attend the Youth to Washington Tour. To be eligible, the student must currently be a high school sophomore or junior and be able to attend the trip to Washington D.C. in June, if selected.

Up to ten applicants will be selected by an impartial panel of judges to attend Youth Day in Springfield. In addition, up to two students will be chosen to represent Corn Belt Energy by attending an all-expense-paid, week-long trip to Washington D.C., with other winners from across the nation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see our government at work and tour national sites, monuments and museums.

The Youth to Washington Tour has been bringing high school students to Washington D.C. every summer for over 50 years. Winners travel with other students from their state and they will interact with teens from across the nation during the week-long trip. On the tour, students learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government and walk away with a greater understanding of their role as an American citizen. They participate in National Youth Day, visit with their representatives and senators, and explore the sights around the nation’s capital.

For more information, please contact Hillary Cherry, Director of Communications & Public Image at 309-664-9250. You may also visit for details about the trip to Washington, D.C.

Youth Day date:  (CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19)
Youth to Washington Tour dates: June 17-24, 2022

DEADLINE: Application form, essay and list of achievements must be submitted online. Deadline extended to February 28, 2022. Click here to complete the application.

For more information, please contact the Director of Communications & Public Image at 1-800-879-0339 x250.