Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Schedule


​Youth Tour Orientation, Saturday, June 17, 2023

Youth Tour, Washington, D.C., is June 18-23, 2023

You and your parents or guardian must be served by a North Dakota electric cooperative.




  • To enter the 2023 essay-writing contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school.
  • You and your parents or guardian must be served by an electric cooperative in North Dakota.
  • Essay is not to exceed two, standard 8.5-inch by 11-inch typed, double-spaced pages on this topic: 

If chosen as a Youth Tour delegate, you will be traveling to Washington, D.C., to experience and learn about America’s rich history. What moment in American history do you wish you had been a part of and what would you have contributed?

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Youth Tour History

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. for a week in June every year since the late 1950s. Students apply and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative. We believe that students should see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process and interact with their elected officials.