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Youth Tour

What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

The 2017 Youth Tour (June 9-15, 2017)

Each year Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative sponsors two students to go to Washington, DC to visit our Nations Capital. The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives in Des Moines coordinates the Youth Tour. Tests are given in local area schools to determine the winners. Anyone having a junior in High School, living in Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative's territory should encourage his or her child to participate.

The winners of the 2017 Youth Tour are Emily Donaker and Jacob Van Veldhuizen. Congratulations!