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Youth Tour and Youth Leadership Camp

Youth Tour 2019

(June 13-20, 2019)

Application deadline – December 31, 2018

About Youth Tour

Washington D.C. Youth Tour candidates compete for one spot in the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour, a week-long all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by San Isabel Electric and organized by the Colorado Rural Electric Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Colorado Electric Educational Institute.

Who should apply?
  • If you are a high school junior whose family gets its power from San Isabel Electric
  • if you’re smart or have big dreams of seeing the country
  • If you like history or want to shake hands with your congressman
  • If you’ve never flown in a plane but want to travel
  • If you want to meet new people from Colorado across the country
How to apply?

To apply for the 2019 Washington D.C. Youth Tour, create a one minute video (give or take 15 seconds) that uses one of the seven cooperative principles to explain the impact San Isabel Electric makes in your community. Videos will be judged on knowledge, creativity, and professionalism. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018. If applying to both the Youth Tour and Youth Leadership camp, the same video may by used, but the applicant must complete both application forms.

Email your video, completed application form and a photo of the applicant to: communications@siea.com.

Youth Camp 2019

(July 13-18, 2019)

Application deadline – December 31, 2018

About Youth Camp

This weeklong adventure brings together about 100 students from Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma to the mountains near Steamboat Springs, CO. Students will learn about the cooperative business model and leadership skills that will serve them well throughout their life. There is also plenty of time set aside for campers to explore and enjoy the mountains of Colorado.

Who should apply for Youth Camp?
  • Are you a high school junior?
  • Are you interested in making new friends from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming and experiencing the beautiful Rocky Mountains?
  • Do you think “Attended Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp” will look great on your resume?
  • Do you enjoy learning about yourself and building new leadership skills that you will use the rest of your life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be interested in applying for Youth Leadership Camp 2019. There are tons of great activities planned, and it is all paid for by San Isabel Electric.

How to apply for Youth Camp?

To apply for Youth Camp 2019 send a one minute video (give or take 15 seconds) that uses one of the seven cooperative principles to explain the impact San Isabel Electric makes in your community. Videos will be judged on knowledge, creativity, and professionalism. Email your video, the completed application and a photo of the applicant to communications@siea.com. Applications must be received by December 31, 2018. If applying to both the Youth Tour and Youth Leadership camp, the same video may by used, but the applicant must complete both application forms.

History of Youth Tour

The idea came from President Lyndon B. Johnson who advocated for rural electrification and youth development. In 1957, when he was still a U.S. Senator, Johnson suggested “sending youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

This idea evolved into a nationwide effort to send youth on an organized, fun and educational trip in the 1960s. Now, over 50 years later, electric cooperatives from across the country send over 1,800 youth to the nation’s capital every summer.

Questions?

Please contact:

Communications Manager Paris Elliott
719-647-6230
paris.elliott@siea.com

or

Communications Specialist Christina Calacci
719-647-6202
christina.calacci@siea.com