Youth Tour

Apply now for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour! This year’s Youth Tour will take place from June 15 – 21, 2024. 

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is an annual event coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC). “Tourists” are sponsored by local cooperatives, like us, Union Power.

Youth Tour provides an opportunity for high school juniors to have an unforgettable experience in Washington, D.C., while learning about the history of the nation’s capital and understanding how American history has shaped the U.S. today. It also provides an opportunity for students to take on leadership roles and learn what their value is as a citizen.

Students who are selected, will attend a scheduled five-day event from June 15-21, 2024, to visit the Smithsonian, Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum (the world’s most interactive museum), the Lincoln Memorial, and more! They will also get the opportunity to interact with their members of Congress, senators, and legislative staff by asking them questions and understanding their role in the Capital.

While taking advantage of this extraordinary tour, students will step out of their comfort zone and meet other students across the nation who are there for the same purpose. Not only is this tour amazing, but it looks great on a college resume/application.


Children of Union Power employees are not eligible to apply.