Every year electric cooperatives in Missouri sponsor essay contests to select delegates to the annual Youth Tour to Washington, D. C. These fortunate high school students represent their local cooperative on a whirlwind tour of the nation's capital. They tour museums, visit America's most cherished monuments and even meet their elected officials. All the while they are learning about electric cooperatives and their role in the community. This delegate will travel with approximately 100 students from across Missouri for a week of sightseeing, learning and fun June 12-18, 2023.
If you are a high school junior, and your parents/guardians are a member of AHEC, you are eligible to participate in the Youth Tour program.
Missouri's CYCLE Program
AHEC’s 2nd place runner-up will attend the all expenses paid, three day Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience (CYCLE) in Jefferson City, July 19-21, 2023. At this conference you will learn leadership skills, Missouri business in a FUN, FAST and FRIENDLY atmosphere!
Below, please find the application and more information regarding the Youth Tour and CYCLE. Contact Afton Schomburg at AHEC for further information.