Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

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What is the Washington Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,800 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about our country and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

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 make friendships that will last beyond the week!

Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative coordinates the Washington Youth Tour for the utilities in Arizona and California that participate in the program.

2019 Washington Youth Tour

In 2019, WYT will be from June 13 – 20, with our kickoff orientation to be held in Phoenix, Thursday, June 13, and returning from D.C., Thursday, June 20.