You know how some people describe their vacations as "the trip of a lifetime?" Here at Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative, we don't take that phrase lightly. What goes into making a trip that special? The trip of a lifetime must be truly unique, something eye opening and expansive. It must be something beyond a normal vacation: not just a break from the normal but an experience that will leave an impact on you for the rest of your life. Youth Tour is that trip.
Youth Tour is the opportunity to see history come alive. It's the chance to see and experience our nation's capital. Youth Tour is a blend of education, professional development, and fun. It's the opportunity to forge new friendships with students from your school and from schools across the United States. It's the opportunity to open yourself up to the wider world. Youth Tour truly is the trip of a lifetime and if you're a high school junior whose home is powered by Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative, you can embark on this journey for free - so don't miss your chance to apply.
Youth Tour is an all-expense paid, week-long trip to Washington, D.C. available to local high school juniors who live in homes that receive electric power from Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative.
More than 1,700 students from all across America take part in this unforgettable experience each year, and so can you! You'll travel to Washington, D.C. alongside your fellow New Jersey students as well as those selected by Pennsylvania's Cooperatives.
Alongside these other students, you'll have the opportunity to explore the capital's museums, memorials, and monuments. You'll have the unique chance to not only meet your state's Representatives and Senators, but sit down with them for a group discussion on Capitol Hill.
You will participate in Youth Day, where you will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic industry leaders speak about their careers. You'll become part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life, including U.S. Senators and CEOs.
You'll experience all of this, in addition to other activities such as a Dave & Busters trip, a dinner cruise, and a trip to the Washington National Zoo. Throughout the week packed with activities like these, you and your fellow Youth Tour students will have the opportunity to form new, long-lasting friendships.
Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative has sponsored juniors from area high schools to embark on this journey since 1986. As an organization dedicated to strengthening our community, we are proud to have shared the opportunity for a unique, life-changing experience to our local youth for so long. New Jersey students' trips are completely paid for by Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative.
Applications will be available at this web address in October. Friends and family members can feel free to recommend this trip to eligible students in their lives.
Applications for Youth Tour 2020 are due by January 15, 2020. Trip takes place from June 21 to June 26.
The application can be found here. Please fill out the form and return it to Claudia Raffay at firstname.lastname@example.org or at our office at 64 County Route 639, Sussex, NJ 07461.