Youth Tour

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Annual Program Sends High School Students to Washington

Youth Tour

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.

What do students do on the trip?

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
  • Georgetown
  • Newseum

Apply for the Youth Tour

If you want to apply for this amazing experience, download an application below. Applications are due by Friday, March 17, 2017.

Iowa Youth Tour participants
Congratulations to the 2017 Youth Tour winner, Jacob Bartley from Harlan Community High School. He will be representing NVREC in Washington DC this summer.

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