Annual Program Sends High School Students to Washington
What Is Youth Tour?
Youth Tour is a program that sends high school students to Washington, DC, every summer. The winning applicant will represent Nishnabotna Valley REC and join about 35 other high school students from other distribution cooperatives across the State of Iowa. They will then be joined by approximately 1,600 other participants from around the country.
Because Cooperatives are different! Giving back to the community is part of every electric cooperative’s business plan!
Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and U.S. government. They visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate and see the sights around Washington, D.C.
Other sites include:
- Washington Monument
- World War II Memorial
- Albert Einstein Memorial
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
- The National Mall
- Boat cruise on the Potomac River
- Holocaust Memorial
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- Ford’s Theater Korean War Veterans Memorial
- Lincoln Memorial
- Washington National Cathedral
- Mount Vernon
- Iwo Jima Sunset Parade
- Night tour of The White House
- U.S. Capitol tour
- National Harbor
Apply for the Youth Tour
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Youth Tour to Washington DC has been cancelled. We hope to resume the program in 2021.