Attention High School Juniors!
The Youth Tour program for 2020 has concluded.
Compete to Win a Trip to Our Nation's Capitol!
This contest is open to any high school junior who attends a high school in the Boone Electric Cooperative service area. Home-schooled students are also eligible to apply if they reside within the Boone Electric Cooperative service area. Children of BEC Directors are not eligible to enter. Please see the 2020 Youth Tour packet below for information to apply:
The 2020 Youth Tour has been canceled.
What is Youth Tour?
More than 90 Missouri high school juniors join 1,500 students from 44 other states on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C., every summer. Students attend a premiere youth leadership conference sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Highlights of the conference include breakout sessions on youth leadership, discussions on community issues and solutions, and motivational speeches by today's recognized leaders. You have the chance to meet your senators and representatives, too!
The Cool Places Youth Tour Delegate's See
National Historic Memorials: A few include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam War Memorial.
Houses of Government: U.S. Capitol, Congress Chambers, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and the National Archives.
Favorite Area Landmarks: Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institute, Ford's Theatre and the National Cathedral.