Missouri Electric Cooperatives will be attending the Youth Tour to D.C. on June 12-18, 2023. 

The Youth Tour is an annual week-long all-expense-paid event that brings together approximately 100 high school juniors from Missouri and more than 1,600 juniors from all over the country to explore our nation’s capital and learn more about government, cooperatives, leadership and the sites of D.C.! High school juniors attending a school, or being home-schooled, in the Macon Electric Cooperative service area are eligible to apply. {Children or grandchildren of employees or directors are NOT eligible.}  To apply, students must submit an essay (500 to 1000 words in length) using MLA format and contestant application (found below). The top eight essay finalists will be invited to give a presentation developed from their essay. The top four overall total scores will be invited to attend Youth Tour. The 2023 essay topic is to answer the question "Cooperatives operate on seven core principles, which cooperative principle is your favorite and why?"

All applications and essays must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023.  

2023 Youth Tour Application (ELECTRONICALLY FILLABLE) 

Sample Itinerary  

For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact Macon Electric Cooperative:
Rebecca Miller
Communications Specialist
31571 Business Hwy 36 E
P.O. Box 157
Macon, MO 63552

Links about electric cooperatives and how they work

AMEC - Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives
NRECA - National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
Educating and Developing Tomorrow's Cooperative Leaders

What are Cooperatives?

What is a Cooperative?

Co-opLaw -  collaborative legal resource library created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (GC3).
Cooperative Center - Federal Credit Union
Missouri Youth Tour's Facebook page
Experience first hand information and pictures from Washington, D.C.