Youth Tour 2020
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative would like to sponsor you!
Every other year, MLEC sends one student to the Washington D.C.
Youth Tour, for an experience of a lifetime!
Youth Tour Information
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!
Eligible applicants must be:
1. Sophomores or Juniors in high school.
2. Dependents of parents/guardians that are members of
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative.
MLEC will be selecting a student in the Spring of 2020.
Applicants will be judged on the knowledge of the subject, style, content, grammar and originality of the essay topic. Judges will also evaluate the applicants answers to their hobbies, volunteer work, extracurricular activities and why he or she would like to attend the tour.
"The Youth Tour was a great opportunity to represent Onamia, my family, and home-schooled students on a larger scale."Elizabeth Dickson