Jo-Carroll Energy participates each year in the Youth to Washington Tour. Sponsored through the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) and its member cooperatives, this tour allows high school students an opportunity to get a closer look at their federal government.
Jo-Carroll Energy currently sponsors two students from its service area on the weeklong all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. They join more than 60 other students from across Illinois for this experience. Two students will be chosen to represent Jo-Carroll Energy on the all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour will take place June 8-15.
Students are selected via an application and interview process. Applicants must be the son or daughter of a Jo-Carroll Energy member and be a high school sophomore or junior for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The application deadline is February 23, 2018. To apply, students just need to complete the application.
For more information about the Youth to Washington Tour, contact Peggy Francomb at 800-858-5522, ext. 1218, or visit www.youthtour.coop.
The Youth to Washington program has been in existence for more than 40 years. Many alumni of this program work for local, state or federal governments or serve as elected officials. The program rewards students for academic achievement and community leadership, while educating them about the democratic form of government and the role of electric co-ops in the national economy. While experiencing the wonder of our nation's Capitol, the trip fosters leadership skills that students are able to take home in hopes that they too can make a difference in their communities.