It’s not just another trip! Youth Tour is an annual program sponsored by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and Darke REC that gives deserving high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to attend a week-long leadership trip to Washington, D.C., each June. 

Electric cooperatives all over the country send students on Youth Tour. Once in D.C., students have the opportunity to meet congressional leaders from Ohio at the U.S. Capitol and visit the wonderful historic sites that D.C. has to offer.

Eligible students must be either a high school sophomore or junior, and have a parent or legal guardian that is a member of Darke REC. Selected students should be energetic and eager to make the most out of this fun opportunity to learn.

Interested in the 2024 Youth Tour program? Fill out an application! Applicants must also complete this test on cooperative knowledge (use this as a guide!). Completed applications and tests are due March 1, 2024

Youth Tour 2023 Highlights