Attention High School Juniors: Washington Youth Tour Returns

Washington Youth Tour (Arizona) group from 2019. Applications are now open for the Summer 2022 trip. Photo by MEC

With the start of the 2021 to 2022 school year, Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) is proud to announce the continuing sponsorship of the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour. Students, whose parents or guardians are MEC members, will be selected to represent MEC 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 2022.

“The Washington Youth Tour represents our commitment in creating the best educational opportunities and access for our youth. It’s a way to educate the public while also investing in our members,” stated MEC’s CEO, Tyler Carlson.

Education, Training, and Information are 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 D.C. 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 to 500 word essay are due by October 8, 2021. Applications will be available through the Mohave Electric website on our Washington Youth Tour page or through local high school counselors.