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Washington, D.C., Youth Tour

IREA will again select three high school juniors or seniors to represent IREA at the Washington, D.C., Youth Tour.

The tour is planned for June 18-25, 2020, and will provide participants an in-depth look at the electric cooperative model. They will join more than 1,800 other youth representatives as they visit prominent D.C. landmarks and meet with elected officials. Travel, lodging and meals will be covered.

This past summer’s participants – Brady Eitel, Aiden Ingenthron and Maleah Yates – had a terrific experience. They described it as “amazing” and “incredible,” and said they gained tremendous knowledge about co-ops and government. Read more about their experience here.

Applicants must complete an application – available here – and submit either a written essay or original video describing their hobbies, extracurricular activities, volunteer work and what they hope to gain from participating in the tour. Applicants must also:

• Be a junior or senior in high school as of the 2019/2020 academic year;

• Be 16, 17 or 18 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2020;

• And have a parent or legal guardian who is an IREA customer.

Applications are due Jan. 20, 2020.