Youth to Washington Tour

Youth to Washington TourHigh school sophomores and juniors with a passion for leadership and government are encouraged to apply for an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. in June!

Parents or grandparents who currently receive electricity from Corn Belt Energy are welcome to nominate their student to attend the electric cooperative Youth to Washington Tour. Up to ten applicants will be selected by an impartial panel of judges to attend Illinois Cooperative Youth Day in Springfield. From that group, up to two students are selected to represent Corn Belt Energy by attending the Youth to Washington Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. in June of 2018 with other statewide winners.

The Youth to Washington Tour has been bringing high school students to Washington D.C. for over 50 years. 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 representative and senators, and explore the sights around the nation’s capital.

2019 applications will be available this fall.

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