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Youth Tour


Youth Tour Representatives by Capitol 2018


Interested in Youth Tour?

Current sophomores and juniors whose parents/guardians are Heartland Power Cooperative members are eligible to apply. Email or call 641-584-2251 to let us know you are interested. We'll send you additional information on Youth Tour and a booklet that will be useful when completing the quiz.

You will also need to complete and return the following documents by March 1, 2023.

1. Student Information Sheet

2. Quiz and Essay Questions  |  |


What is Youth Tour?

Youth Tour is a program that brings high school students to Washington, D.C. every June. Students compete for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative. Approximately 40 participants will be chosen by local electric cooperatives from across the state of Iowa. They'll be joined by approximately 1,600 other participants from around the country.

Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and U.S. government. They visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate, and see the sights of Washington, D.C.


Why Do Electric Cooperatives Send Students to Washington, D.C.?

Cooperatives are different! Giving back to the community is part of every electric cooperative's business plan! By supporting students in Youth Tour, we are investing in our youth and the experiences they will gain as they learn about their cooperative, state, and nation!


What Will Students See And Do On Youth Tour?

Some of the things students will experience while on Youth Tour include:

  • Washington Monument
  • WWII Memorial
  • Albert Einstein Memorial
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
  • The National Mall
  • Boat Cruise on the Potomac River
  • Holocause Memorial
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Ford's Theater
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington National Cathedral
  • Mount Vernon
  • Iwo Jima Sunset Parade
  • White House
  • U.S. Capitol tour
  • Georgetown
  • Newseum
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