Youth Tour – Be Part of Something Powerful

2018 Youth Tour participants sponsored by Sangre de Cristo Electric Assn., Inc. at the Colorado State Capitol.

Thank you for your interest in the 2021 Sangre de Cristo Electric Association / Colorado Rural Electric Association Youth Tour!

TO APPLY: The deadline to apply for the 2021 Youth Tour was 1/8/21. Please check back in the fall/early winter of 2021 for information on the 2022 Youth Tour!

AND Submit a one-page essay about why you’d be a good candidate to represent SDCEA on the Youth Tour and what you hope to gain from the experience. Please prepare your essay in advance to upload as a pdf prior to filling out the application.

DEADLINE: Deadline to apply for the tour is January 8, 2021. Please note, the Youth Tour is subject to change or cancellation due to pandemic restrictions.

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Attention high school students aged 16-19 as of June 1, 2021!

If you are interested in an intriguing, all-expenses-paid experience this summer, fill out an application for the electric co-op Youth Tour!

Traditionally, the Youth Tour has been the Washington D.C. Youth Tour, however, due to the restrictions of COVID-19 and concerns for the health and safety of young people on a tour far from home, the electric co-ops have designed a different, but still amazing experience for the 2021 Youth Tour, which will be June 15-20 here in Colorado.

Students will start their leadership week in Denver where they will visit the state Capitol, meet with legislators, learn about electric co-ops and the country’s power supply system, hear educational and fun speakers and tour historic and entertaining downtown tourist sites.

Then, students will head to the mountains and spend two days at a mountain resort while touring area electric facilities and spending an afternoon whitewater rafting. During this time, they will also get to know more than 30 other students from around the state, creating new friendships and lasting memories.

SDCEA covers all costs to participate in the program, including travel, lodging, and food.

To be considered for the tour, Interested students must complete an application form and short essay on why they would be a good candidate to represent SDCEA on the Youth Tour, and what they hope to gain from the experience. To fill out an application form, please click on the link above.

Applications must be received in the SDCEA office by 5 p.m. January 8, 2021 to be considered for the program.