REC taking applications for Indiana Youth Tour to D.C.

Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative will sponsor two students on the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The 2019 Indiana Youth Tour is June 13-20.

Students entering their senior year in 2019 are eligible to attend and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students from throughout the state. The students travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states.

“Dubois REC is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” CEO Joe Henson said. “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.”

Applications for Youth Tour are available by contacting Kyla Jones at Dubois REC, 812-482-5454 or or for more information visit Applications are due February 15, 2019.

Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and spend a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation to ask questions and share their thoughts on a variety of timely issues.

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