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Due to COVID-19 traveling restrictions, the 2021 Iowa Youth Tour has been cancelled. Check back for more information about 2022 Youth Tour Information!

Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative and other Iowa electric cooperatives sponsor the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. One student from “A Member Family” will be selected to join the tour, sponsored by Harrison County REC.

WHAT IS YOUTH TOUR? It’s an exciting, week-long, all expense paid trip to our nation’s Capitol in June. Other activities include:
  • Spend a day on Capitol Hill, meeting their Senators & Representatives
  • Visit museums, monuments, and memorials
  • Visit historical sights: such as Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Holocaust Museum, and more
  • Meet and build new friendships from Iowa and across the nation
Youth Tour participants can also apply for the national Youth Consulting Board (YCB). One student from Iowa will be selected to serve on the YCB. Their duties will include assisting at a national REC meeting and working with other YCB members from across the country to promote activities.
To be eligible for the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. applicants must be currently a junior in high school. Their parents or legal guardians must be members and receiving cooperative services from Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative.
Judging and selection of applicants is the responsibility of Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative.

Images features nearly 50 teenage youth tour participants, posing in front of the White House.
Youth representing Iowa rural electric cooperatives travel to the U.S. Capitol to learn about policy-making and the legislative priorities for Iowa's rural electric cooperatives.