4 reasons Youth Tour is for you

Posted on Dec 26 2018 in General

2019 Youth Tour Dates

Indiana: June 13–20, 2019

Ohio: June 14–20, 2019

It’s not like your normal school trip to D.C.

The Indiana and Ohio Electric Cooperatives’ Youth Tour know many students have already been to Washington, but this adventure is specifically planned to be different. We’ll visit many sites schools aren’t able to take you, giving you an insider tour. This trip is every history buff’s dream. You’ll also meet your congressional leaders face-to-face and participate in a small group on Capitol Hill.

Meet new people and yourself

You will find yourself going out of your comfort zone (and liking it). Being surrounded by people you don’t know allows you to be yourself in a way not possible around your current classmates. You can come out of your shell and be the person you want to be — not just the person everyone thinks you are. Plus, you’ll make lifelong friends we can help you stay in touch with after the trip has ended.

Learning about co-ops will blow your mind

Cooperatives are the business model of the future. We put people over profits and are community-focused, governed by the members we serve. If you want to work with a purpose, co-ops are just the place to do that. Learn about how co-ops operate and make communities a better place.

It’s fun (and FREE)!

Youth Tour is a blast — just ask any of our past student delegates. Even with a full schedule, we still provide plenty of down time and several social events where you can meet delegates from other states. Most importantly, this is an all-expenses-paid experience. PPEC will pay for everything. Just be sure to bring some cash for souvenirs.

While on Youth Tour, you’ll visit: 

  • United States Capitol
  • World War II Memorial
  • Jefferson and Lincoln memorials
  • White House
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Vietnam War Memorial
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • … and much more!

To learn more or apply, visit www.PPEC.coop > Programs or call 1-800-686-2357. You must be a son/daughter of a PPEC member to apply.  Indiana Youth Tour applicants must be juniors heading into their senior year. Deadline is Feb. 28.