Delaware Electric Cooperative Offers Youth Tour to High School Students

Delaware Electric Cooperative is proud to announce it will, once again, sponsor an all-expense-paid trip for three current high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, DC. This year's Youth Tour is being held June 21st-25th and will bring together more than 1,600 students representing 44 states. Participants will see all that Washington, D.C. has to offer while learning about the history of the United States and the electric co-op movement.

This is an opportunity for students to meet with Delaware's Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill and tour the city.

Activities may include:

  • Dinner Boat Cruise on Potomac
  • Museum of the Navy
  • White House
  • National Zoo
  • Monuments and Museums
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Washington Nationals Game
  • Arlington National Cemetery Tour 
  • Pentagon Tour
  • Capitol Hill Day/Congressional Visits
  • Performance at the Signature Theatre or the Kennedy Center
  • All States Dinner/Dance/Farewell Event

To participate in this program, students must be current high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive their electric service from Delaware Electric Cooperative. Final selection for the Youth Tour will be made by a committee based upon an application and personal interview. The deadline to apply is February 12th. To apply, please fill out the application. For additional information, visit the Youth Tour website. Contact Kevin Yingling via email at or by phone at 302-349-3120 with any questions.