ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE YOUTH TOUR
Attention: High School Juniors! This summer, go on a Power Trip! Beltrami Electric Cooperative will sponsor one student on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. 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 forge friendships that will last a lifetime.
Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses paid leadership travel opportunity for high school juniors in Beltrami Electric Cooperative's service area.
One student, whose parent or guardian is a BEC member, will be selected to represent our cooperative in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, held each year in June. In 2020 and 2021, the Youth Tour was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but plans are in the works for the 2022 Youth Tour to proceed June 14-19.
More than 1,900 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year. This unique trip gives young people the opportunity to watch history come alive, explore museums, memorials, and monuments, make friendships that will last a lifetime, and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life, including U.S. Senators and CEOs. The Youth Tour program continues to foster the grassroots spirit of the rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating to high school juniors how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about. It a time when energy is at the forefront of our nation's issues, this is a great opportunity to have a hand in the creation of electric cooperative advocates!
BEC's winner will travel with approximately 40 Minnesota teens sponsored by other rural electric co-ops and join 1,800 national delegates in D.C.