Electric cooperatives send youth to visit Washington, D.C.

Indiana’s electric cooperatives are sponsoring 107 students on the Indiana Youth Tour June 8-15. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history and gain aDSC_5723 better understanding about their electric cooperative and government.

The delegation of Indiana students will represent 37 Indiana electric cooperatives. More than 1,800 students from 46 states are traveling to Washington for the week-long experience.

“We are pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” Tom VanParis, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives, said. “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.”

Students participating in the trip are visiting the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps; taking a night cruise on the Potomac River; and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour students also participate in a youth rally, 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.

Follow along on their journey on Facebook (Facebook.com/IndianaElecCoop) and Shutterfly (2017projectindiana.shutterfly.com).