Youth Tour

Each summer, as many as 1,500 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 youth about our country and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong communities.

Participating in Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about our country, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

Need more information? Visit the official Youth Tour website

The 2022 Youth Tour trip is June 18 through 24. Successful applicants must: 
  • Be high school sophomores or juniors in February 2022.
  • Be the child or legal ward of a Butler Rural Electric Cooperative member and live in a home receiving
    electricity from the cooperative.
  • Submit an application by February 1, 2022. Applications must be received at the cooperative’s office by
    February 1.
  • Take a short quiz with true/false and short answer questions about Butler Rural Electric Cooperative. We will
    provide you with a brochure to study for the quiz

Parents: No worries, the trip is all-expenses-paid and will have plenty of chaperones!

2022 Youth Tour Application

Questions about Youth Tour can be directed to:

Jade Guthrie, Communications Representative