Rural Electric Youth Tour


Rural Electric Youth Tour - Shaping Tomorrow's Leaders

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We know high school students can't wait to be independent and free, but college is another year away. We’ve got just the thing to satisfy them, and mom and dad will love it because it’s educational and won’t cost them a penny!
It’s called The Rural Electric Youth Tour, and it’s an opportunity for a rising high school Junior or Senior from REMC's service territory to go to Washington, D.C. with about 30 other high school students from all over North Carolina. About 1,600 students from across the nation are there for the same purpose, too—to visit the Smithsonian, Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery and several memorials. The Youth Tourist will learn about American history and the electric cooperative business model. 
The bonus? This trip looks great on college applications, and you’ll become friends with people that you never would have met otherwise. Find out more information about the trip from a national perspective at

Students who will be a Junior or Senior in high school in the fall of 2020 are eligible to apply. Please download the application below and submit to Jill Vanness at by January 10, 2020.


Download the 2020 Youth Tour Application