Washington Youth Tour

Group of students standing in front of the Capitol Building.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a statewide cancelation for the 2020 and 2021 Washington Youth Tours. Applications will be accepted for the 2022 Washington Youth Tour as the trip is expected to take place.

For 2022, new applications including a 300–500 word essay are due on October 8, 2021 at 5 p.m. The application link will be found at the bottom of this webpage along with an informative video about this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Students, whose parents, or guardians are MEC members, will be selected to represent Mohave Electric Cooperative in the annual Washington Youth Tour. The week-long excursion allows the students to interact with others from all over the country, visit our Capitol’s landmarks, and learn about our country’s rich history. The annual Washington Youth Tour takes place in Summer 2022.

“The Washington Youth Tour is a unique opportunity to inspire students for success, and here at Mohave Electric Cooperative, we believe in providing the tools and resources, as best we can, to help,” stated MEC’s CEO, Tyler Carlson.

“Education, Training, and Information” is one of the 7 Cooperative Principles upheld by MEC. One way MEC shows commitment to this principle, and our community, is by supporting the future of even the youngest of members.

Washington Youth Tour is a unique chance for students to learn about what it means to be a part of something larger, whether that be a cooperative or our nation.

MEC selects participants from applicants through a competitive process that includes an essay and presentation before a panel of judges. All applicants must be high school juniors and receive parental or guardian permission to apply.

Applications and a 300–500 word essay are due by October 8, 2021. The link to the application can be found below, along with an educational video of the 2018 Washington Youth Tour.

2022 Washington Youth Tour Application

Washington Youth Tour Entry Form