What is the Rural Electric Youth Tour Trip?
Access Energy Cooperative sends two students to participate in the Rural Electric Youth Tour in June of each year, for an activity-filled week, affording these high school youths opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community development and today’s social issues.
Click here for a short video introduction to the Youth Tour.
While in Washington, more than 1,400 students from across the country:
The 2022 trip will be held in June
Participate and visit historic sites
Explore the Smithsonian museums
Take a cruise on the Potomac River
Meet with their Senators and House Representatives where they discuss the process of government
Discuss current issues
Increase their knowledge of cooperative electric utilities and American history
Be a sophomore or junior high school student in the Access Energy Cooperative service area—need not be a member to apply (Click here to see a map of the service area)
- The Youth Tour Contest for 2022 will open up in December 2021, at which time applications will become available. The applications will be due back in our office February 26, 2022.They will be available:
- At all area high school guidance counselor offices
- By contacting the Access Energy Cooperative headquarters office in Mt. Pleasant
- By downloading an application that will be available here, and either fax, mail or bring to our office
- By submitting the online form that will be available below in December 2021.
- Applicants must also participate in a personal interview scheduled for March 9, 2022, at our office in Mt. Pleasant. Since judges are brought in from out of the area, and winners are chosen on that date, no exceptions can be allowed.
To Learn More
Contact Access Energy Cooperative’s office at 319-385-1577 or 1-800-452-7810, M–TH 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Fri 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m., or visit the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperative’s web site at https://www.electric.coop/our-organization/youth-programs/
Mail applications to:
Access Energy Cooperative
P.O. Box 440
Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641