*** The Washington Youth Tour has been cancelled for 2020 due to COVID-19 and safety concerns. Should an alternate, local program be offered, we will update that information on this page, and send notifications via social media and Kentucky Living, should print deadlines allow. ***
Every year, Owen Electric offers high school juniors the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. and learn about our country's history.
The Washington Youth Tour is an annual week-long event in June during which about 1,400 high school juniors from across the country travel to Washington DC to learn more about government, cooperatives, and electrification.
During the Washington Youth Tour, delegates will get the opportunity to meet youth from across the country, interact with cooperative and government officials, and visit historic landmarks.
The purpose of the tour is to provide outstanding young people with the opportunity to
• better understand the value of electricity and how government works
• become more familiar with the historical and political background of the United States
• prepare for their future
The application process is open to any high school junior, whose primary residence is in Owen Electric's service territory. Applications are due February 14, 2020 of the student's junior year of high school.
Semi-finalists will be invited to be a part of the Frankfort Youth Tour held in March. Washington Youth Tour delegates will be announced shortly after the Frankfort trip.
Applications are available at any Owen Electric office or you may see below to print: