Youth

Youth

Washington Youth Tour

The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Washington Youth Tour is an annual week-long expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, that is open to high school juniors whose schools or homes are served by electric cooperatives. Twenty-one of Tennessee’s electric cooperatives participate in the Washington Youth Tour.  Nationwide, electric co-ops from 43 states participate.  In all, more than 1,400 young people from across the nation gather in Washington, D.C., each year for this event. Each year more than 10,000 short stories are written about the advantages of electric cooperatives by high school juniors all across Tennessee. Students also vie for $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 college scholarships as well as many more opportunities through this competition.

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4-H Electric Camp

Electric Camp is an exciting, fun-filled adventure exploring the laws of science and electricity. It is for sixth and seventh grade 4-H students and is held at the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus each summer. It consist of hands-on activites in which students learn about the safe and proper use of electricity as well as aspects of other sciences. Sponsorship provided by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and the electric cooperatives of Tennessee helps make Electric Camp one of the lowest-cost 4-H camps  offered by the University of Tennessee extension service.

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Youth Leadership Summit

Youth Leadership Summit is designed for leadership development and state government education. It is free to selected high school juniors, the cost co-sponsered by CoBank. Youth Leadership Summit consists of two days of intensive educational activities, as well as a lot of fun. Each electric cooperatives sponsors two high school juniors from their service area to attend the Summit each March in Nashville.

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