Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative hosts Washington youth tour contest

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 09:02 AM.

 “The Youth Tour Contest is a great opportunity for us to reward local students for being outstanding leaders in their communities,” GCEC CEO/General Manager Michael White said.

The Washington, D. C. Youth Tour Program has been in existence since 1957 when co-ops sent students to Washington, D. C. to work during the summer. By 1964, the program was catching on, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association began to coordinate the efforts of the co-ops. Since then, thousands of young people have experienced this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit our nation’s capital and learn about our government.

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