Youth Tour



Since 1972, Clark Energy and other Kentucky electric cooperatives have participated in the Rural Electric Youth Tour. Selected high school junior class delegates from Clark Energy’s service territory spend an all-expense paid week in Washington, DC with other students from Kentucky and nationwide. During this activity-filled week, co-op sponsored students learn about electric cooperatives, American history, U.S. government, and the important roles they play in today’s society and in policy-making decisions.

Applications for the 2020 Youth Tour are available in high school counselors’ offices. Deadline for submission of applications will be Friday, February 7, 2020. Applications can also be downloaded by clicking on here. If you have questions about the youth tour, please call Lois Hatton at 859-901-9226 or contact by email at

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What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!