Victory Electric believes in investing in the future by providing opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders.

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., provides students the opportunity to see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process, and interact with elected officials. From touring the Smithsonian museums and many memorials to cruising on the Potomac River you will be sure to capture memories that last a lifetime. 

Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp is a week-long event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Leadership Camp engages participants in leadership activities with other attendees from high schools in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming. From rafting on the Colorado River, touring a power plant, and exploring downtown Steamboat Springs you will be sure to capture memories that last a lifetime. 

Each year Victory selects four high school juniors from our service area to participate in one of two Youth Tour experiences. To apply for both Youth Tour experiences, click the apply here button at the top page. For any other questions regarding the application process or the trips themselves, please contact askcommunication@victoryelectric.net.

 

 

 

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

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Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., provides students the opportunity to see their nation's capital up close, learn about the political process, and interact with elected officials. To learn more about the Youth Tour click the link below.

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

History

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History

Senator Lyndon B. Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when he addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Annual Meeting in Chicago in 1957. The senator and future president declared, “If one thing comes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

In 1964, NRECA began to coordinate joint activities among the state delegations and suggested that cooperative representatives from each state arrange to be in Washington, D.C., during Youth Tour week. The first year of the coordinated event included approximately 400 young people from 12 states. Word of the program continued to spread and today, more than 1,500 students and 250 chaperones participate in Youth Tour every year.

Leadership Camp

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Leadership Camp

Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp, a weeklong event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado engages participants in leadership activities with other attendees from high schools in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and Wyoming. To learn more about the Leadership Camp click on the link below. 

Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp