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What is Iowa Youth Tour?

Iowa's locally owned and operated electric cooperatives have been sending high school students to Washington D.C. every June since 1958! On the weeklong tour, students learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and U.S. government. They participate in National Youth Day, visit with their elected legislators, and explore the sights around the Nation's capital. In Iowa, students apply for slots with their local electric cooperative. High school students with a passion for government and public service are encouraged to apply. 

Approximately 40 high school students are chosen by local electric cooperatives from across the state of Iowa each year. Iowa students will then join with more than 1,800 students from co-ops around the country for the national Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June. 


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Western Iowa Power Cooperative will be sending one area student to Washington D.C. on this year's Youth Tour. 

To apply, students must be a sophomore or junior attending high school in a community served by WIPCO, OR their parent or guardian must be an active member of Western Iowa Power Cooperative. 

Please contact our Denison office with any questions! 

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