Cooperative Youth Tour
Every year, Craighead Electric chooses two deserving local Juniors to act as representatives in the Electric Cooperative youth tour to Washington D.C.
The trip, sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, includes a guided tour of the U. S. Capitol, as well as tours of all the major sites in Washington, such as Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home; the museums of the Smithsonian Institution; the Newseum; and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials.
Each spring, Craighead Electric Cooperative will select two high school juniors to attend the 2019 tour, which is set for June 14-20. The winners will be selected through an essay contest and interview. Winners go on to become eligible for the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour Scholarship that is awarded to one student each year.
The Arkansas group will travel to Washington and return to Little Rock by air. Once in Washington, the students will join about 1,700 students from across the nation who are attending the tour.
Why do we do this? The answer is simple. Craighead Electric Cooperative is committed to its members and to the communities it serves. Through the Youth Tour, we are helping Arkansas’ youth learn more about the workings of their nation’s government and the electric cooperatives, as well as develop leadership skills.
If you know a high school junior, whose parents are members of Craighead Electric, encourage them to apply for this all-expense-paid tour of our nation’s capital. The deadline for entries is 5:00 p.m., April 1, 2019. Applicants must be high school juniors and their parents/ guardians must be members of Craighead Electric Cooperative.
Send your essay and completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline to be considered. Download Application below.
This year's essay topic: "Craighead Electric recently opened the 1 Megawatt Solar One solar field in Brookland Arkansas. Discuss how transitioning to renewable energy like solar would benefit Arkansas."
For more information, email us at email@example.com or call 870-336-4404.
Don’t miss out on this incredible, life-changing opportunity!
2018 Youth Tour Winners - Molly Coleman, Brooklyn and Olivia Bolen, Green County Tech.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear the stories of the 2018 Youth Tour delegates as they describe their experiences during their week-long trip to Washington, D.C., in June.
The application process for 2019 starts in January 2019. The trip is designed for high school juniors (seniors for the 2019-2020 school year).