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. The 2024 tour will be held June 18-23, 2024.
More than 1,800 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 from 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. In 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!
- Visit historic monuments and museums
- Build lifelong relationships
- Boost your community service and engagement for college applications
- Meet with your U.S. Representatives and Senators
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.