2023 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
PURPOSE: More than 70 current high school or homeschool juniors representing electric cooperatives from Virginia, Maryland and Delaware will have a packed week of fun activities in Washington, D.C. Students will learn about electric cooperatives, the federal government and the importance of community involvement. They will also get to know and make friends with other students from across the nation. Southside Electric Cooperative pays all the expenses for its students.
ELIGIBILITY: Any current high school or homeschool junior who lives and attends school in the 18 counties served by SEC is eligible to apply. Those counties are Amelia, Appomattox, Bedford, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George and Sussex. Students’ parents or guardians do not have to get electricity from SEC.
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, students must complete the accompanying one-page application and submit a written essay of no more than 500 words explaining an issue the applicant is interested in that could be discussed with a legislator. Students should describe the issue, why they are interested in it and suggest a question they would ask a legislator.
DEADLINE: Applications and essays must be received at the Cooperative’s headquarters in Crewe or one of our district offices by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.
They can be mailed to Member and Public Relations, Southside Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 7, Crewe, VA 23930; faxed to 434-645-2506; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents and Students: Do not hesitate to contact SEC’s community relations coordinators Joy Stump at 434-645-3219 or email@example.com or Mark Thomas at 434-645-3276 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.