For over 50 years, teens from rural America have been coming to Washington, D.C. on the “trip of a lifetime,” courtesy of their local sponsoring electric cooperative, their state association, and NRECA. Over the years, these delegates have toured some of the finest museums in the world and visited America’s most historic monuments. They have met with their elected officials and explored Capitol Hill. They have learned about the impact electric cooperatives have on their communities as well as how programs like NRECA International are impacting lives around the world. And each year, roughly 2,000 delegates and staff make an impact on Washington, D.C.
This year, because of COVID-19 and our overarching commitment to keep our delegates, staff, and communities safe, we have canceled our Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in June.
Starting on July 2nd, each Thursday night at 7:00 EST we will host a “show" on Facebook Live (facebook.com/electriccooperativeyouthtour) geared towards those aged 17-25 (but available to anyone) featuring relevant industry and community content. Episodes will be shared across social media platforms and saved on our websites, where they will be available indefinitely to anyone interested.
As strong supporters of our programs throughout the years, we would be honored and appreciative if you would consider sponsoring this initiative. We hope you see this as a unique way to reach a young and passionate audience – You never know! Perhaps someone watching our online episodes will seek you out for an internship or job!
Please contact NRECA’s Youth Programs & Training Manager Beth Knudson |
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.