Students on Youth Tour

Duo travelled to D.C.

Cotopaxi High School student Kyla Baisden and Buena Vista High School student Lynzi Doke represented Sangre de Cristo Electric at the 2016 Youth Tour held June 8 – 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. They will join students from around the state in Denver for a day to get acquainted and learn about rural electric systems in Colorado before flying off to our nation’s capital.

Sponsored by their local rural electric cooperatives, students from all over the United States meet to tour the sites around the D.C. area and to meet with energy industry and government officials. Over 1,700 students attended the event in 2016. A full day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with the Colorado congressional delegation and eating lunch in the cafeteria with congressional staffers. The students are introduced to issues faced by rural electric cooperatives on a state as well as national level.

This is an all-expenses paid trip and the winners are selected based on an essay regarding a topic related to the electric utility industry and an application. “Sangre de Cristo Electric is proud to support the Youth Tour,” said CEO Paul Erickson. “We believe the Youth Tour is a life-changing experience for these youths!”

The Youth Tour is open to all area high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Sangre de Cristo Electric. Application packets are available for download from our website in early October. The deadline for application submission is mid-December.

For more information contact Member Services at (719) 395-2412 or toll-free 844-395-2412 or email