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Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

 Each year STEMC awards multiple all expense paid trips to

Washington D.C.

to High School Juniors in our service area.

(Click Here to see past winners)

(Click photo for more information and video)


To see highlights and a video of the 2016 Washington Youth Tour click Here or the photo above.

Celebrating 50 Years of WYT

More than 50,000 young people have traveled to Washington since Sen. Lyndon Johnson first urged electric cooperatives to take on that mission in 1957.

The power to change lives

Electric cooperatives are different from other utilities. Your locally owned electric co-op gives a lot back to the community. In fact, that’s a major part of its business plan. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s. Electric cooperatives pick up the dime to send high school students to Washington because it’s important to the long-term prosperity of their communities for their leaders of tomorrow to learn about the political process. Youth Tour participants return to their hometowns stronger leaders with confidence that they can make a difference.


Washington Youth Tour Winners 2012

Washington Youth Tour Winners 2013

Washington Youth Tour Winners 2014

Washington Youth Tour Winners 2015

Washington Youth Tour Winners 2016

Washington Youth Tour Winners 2017

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