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Youth Tour

We know you're ready for the day you'll be independent and free to make your own decision, but the day you'll be packing your bags to head off to college is still a year away. While you wait for that day, why not make one of your last summers before college a memorable one? Get away for a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC and enjoy meeting over a thousand other students from across the nation.  How?

It’s called The Youth Tour, and it’s an opportunity for you to go to Washington, D.C. with about 30 other rising seniors from all over North Carolina.

North Carolina has participated in the Youth Tour since 1967, and since then, more than 1,000 young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Although learning is a major aspect of the trip, the fun of getting to know other teens from across the state and the nation is important. Many life-long friendships have been created on the Youth Tour. Every year Roanoke EC sponsors students from its service area to attend.

To learn more about the youth tour, go to www.ncemcs.com/community/youthtour.

While in Washington, DC, the electric cooperative representatives from throughout the United States will enjoy a week of fun and learning. These young people will enjoy the following experiences during the Youth Tour:
  •  Attend an All States Dance.
  • Cruise the Potomac River;
  • Participate in Youth Day, where students learn more about America's electric cooperatives;
  • Lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery;
  • Visit Capitol Hill and meet with our North Carolina Senators and Congressmen;
  • Visit the sites of Washington, D.C. including the monuments;
  • Visit the Smithsonian museums;
  • Visit the Newseum;
  • Visit the Holocaust Museum and;
  • Dinner and a show at the Kennedy Center.
There's also a bonus to being chosen to attend this year's Youth Tour! In addition to creating tons of memorable moments and friednships, this trip looks great on college applications!
For more information about the Rural Electric Youth Tour, call 252.209.2278 or email  youthtour@roanokeelectric.com.

 

News and Events

June 09, 2017

The Roanoke-Chowan Partners for Progress Phase 2 (RCPP2) convened its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 9, at Roanoke Electric Co-op’s headquarters. RCPP2 is a local collaborative effort of community partners led by the co-op. Partners gathered to hear updates about one of the co-op’s most valued projects – Roanoke Connect.

June 08, 2017

Educators have until September 18 to be granted up to $2,000 towards their classroom project.

June 07, 2017

Two local high school seniors recently completed internships at Roanoke Electric Cooperative. 



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