Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Schedule


​Youth Tour Orientation, Saturday, June 18, 2022

Youth Tour, Washington, D.C. is June 19-24, 2022

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




  • To enter the 2022 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 you were asked to help promote your cooperative’s annual membership meeting, what ideas do you have for increasing attendance among young member-owners and students?

Please provide specific examples for unique communications strategies, scheduling and special activities for member-owners and their families.

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.