MEC Opens Application for Annual Washington Youth Tour

Bullhead City, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) is proud to announce our continuing sponsorship of the annual Washington Youth Tour. The year 2022 marked the return of the trip since the COVID-19 pandemic led to a statewide cancellation for the 2020 and 2021 Youth Tours. Applications will be accepted for the 2023 Washington Youth Tour as the trip is expected to take place.

For 2023, applications should include a 300 to 500 word essay and are due on October 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. The application can be found on our Washington Youth Tour page or by speaking with local high school counselors.

MEC selects participants from applicants through a competitive two-step process. The top scorers from the initial essay will advance to the presentation before a panel of judges. All applicants must be high school juniors and receive parental or guardian permission to apply.

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 Youth Tour takes place in Summer 2023 in Washington, D.C.

“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, 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.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.