Attention High School Juniors: Washington Youth Tour Returns

MEC’s COO Jon Martell, with this year’s Washington Youth Tour winners in front of the White House.

With the start of the 2023 to 2024 school year, Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) is proud to announce the continuing sponsorship of the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour. Up to 6 students, whose parents or guardians are MEC members, will be selected to represent Mohave Electric Cooperative in the annual Washington D.C. 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 D.C. Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and takes place in Summer 2024. This trip is funded by assigned capital credits at no cost to members.

“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, when we can,” stated MEC’s CEO, Tyler Carlson.

Education, Training, and Information is 1 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 D.C. Youth Tour is an exceptional chance for students to learn about what it means to be a part of something larger, whether that be a cooperative or our country.

MEC’s COO, Jon Martell was able to chaperone students during this year’s tour. “I was very proud of the students selected for this year’s trip because they valued their time they had with Congressman Gosar, as well as engaging in some very thought-provoking discussion with the congressman. These bright young individuals will take the experience from this tour and can apply these useful tools to any project in their life.”

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.