Each 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, typically includes tours of all the major sites in Washington such as Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, the Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials. 

Each spring, Craighead Electric Cooperative selects two high school juniors to attend the tour. The winners are selected through an application and interview process. Winners go on to become eligible for the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour Scholarship that is awarded to one student each year.

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. Applicants must be high school juniors and their parents/ guardians must be members of Craighead Electric Cooperative.

To learn more about the Youth Tour visit aecc.coop and youthtour.coop. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Send your completed application by the deadline to be considered. The application is made available in January each year on this page.

For more information, email us at youthtour@craigheadelectric.coop or call 870-336-4404.

Don’t miss out on this incredible, life-changing opportunity!

Youth tour 2022 poster

Taking application to the 2022 Youth Tour

Craighead electric cooperative is now accepting applications to the 2022 Youth Tour. We will send two deserving area students on an all-expense-paid chaperoned trip to Washington D.C. with 40 other Arkansas students to see our nation’s capital. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 

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2017 Youth Tour Group

2021 Youth Tour Goes Virtual

The annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour gives selected local area Juniors to learn about their community, State, and Nation, by meeting with and learning from their representatives in government and other community leaders.

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