PEC teen delegates will tour historical D.C. sites and meet local U.S. House and Senate representatives as part of the program, the statement said.
Youth Tour—which is run by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association—teaches students about national government and electric cooperatives, according to the association’s website. Every year, over 1,500 students from across the country participate in the program, according to the site.
“This all-expense-paid trip offers the rare chance to see up close how our government works, plus students get to really see Washington, D.C.,” said Celeste Mikeska, PEC’s youth engagement representative, in the cooperative’s statement.
According to the PEC’s website, to apply for the program, students must:
- Complete their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school by June 2018;
- Have a parent or guardian who is a PEC member, or receives PEC services;
- Submit an essay proposing a unique PEC program for middle or high school students and application by Oct. 25 at 11:59 p.m.
Find the essay prompt here and full Youth Tour contest guidelines here.