2020 WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR – 900 WORDS CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING
2020 WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR
Each year, eight high school Juniors from East Tennessee have an incredible chance to spend a week in our nation’s capital getting a front-row view of government, leadership and public policy.
The Washington Youth Tour, sponsored by Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) and the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, provides young leaders with an opportunity to explore Washington, D.C., learn about government and cooperatives and develop their leadership skills. Youth Tour delegates also have the opportunity to win a share of $16,000 in scholarships from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives.
“The youth tour is an incredible opportunity for these students to actually experience history up-close and personal,” says Julie Jones, VEC communications and public relations coordinator. “Delegates experience a whirlwind of a week, visiting museums, monuments and other landmarks.”
The energy provided by electric co-ops has far-reaching impacts on Tennessee. This year the short story should explain how electric co-ops give their consumers the “power to be” connected, engaged, productive, healthy, educated, etc. The Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing and Scholarship Competition is open to high school Juniors, who receive their electricity from VEC and live in Polk, McMinn, Bradley, Hamilton and Meigs Counties.
All short stories should be turned in to their local VEC office by January 30th. Contact Julie Jones at 423-334-7052 or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.tnelectric.org/youthtour/ to learn more about the Washington Youth Tour.