REC To Sponsor DC Trips

Dubois Rural Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for this year’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Dubois REC will sponsor two students on the annual tour to Washington, D.C. The 2016 Indiana Youth Tour is June 9th thru the 16th.

Students entering their senior year in 2016 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 are selected by the local electric cooperatives to travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,600 students from up to 46 states.

Cooperative General Manager Don Book says the REC is pleased to provide the opportunity for the local youth. Book notes it’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sights, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.

Applications for the Youth Tour are available by contacting Kyla Jones at Dubois REC at 812-482-5454 or kylaj@duboisrec.com. Applications are also available at duboisrec.com and are due February 12th.

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, during which they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. The youth rally will prepare the students for a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation.

Once again, for more information about the 2016 Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, DC, contact Kyla Jones at 812-482-5454.

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