Youth Tour

Thank you for Applying! 

The deadline for applying has passed (January 9, 2017). A new application and information will be posted in September 2017. 

Click here to learn more about our 2017 Youth Tourist Winners. 


THREE high school juniors have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. in June, representing Union Power and the state of North Carolina during this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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. These students learn about the electric cooperative business model, American history and U.S. government.

Applications are accepted through early January of each year and winners are contacted in January or February. As part of the application process, students submit a typed 250-500 word essay on a specific topic, such as the one below:

What importance have electric cooperatives played in American history?

For more information, click here or go to You can also follow the NC Electric Cooperative Youth Tour on Facebook and Twitter.

For More Information:

Luanne Sherron

Program Coordinator, 704-220-0703


Representing Union Power Cooperative in 2017 Youth Tourists: Emily Eget, Jonas Nielson and Anusha Tummallapal