Welcome To LPEA's Youth Tour
La Plata Electric Association provides high school juniors with a unique opportunity to learn about democracy and leadership in Washington, D.C. through the Youth Tour. The goal of the Youth Tour is to foster students’ appreciation for the democratic form of government; educate students about the role of electric cooperatives in the national economy; and expand their understanding of cooperatives as a business model.
We want to introduce students to the cooperative principles and understanding the value of rural electrification; expose students to the sights and sounds of our nation’s heritage; build students’ leadership skills so that they may make a difference in their communities; and reward students for academic achievement and community leadership.
Youth Tour News
2017 Youth Tour Video
La Plata Electric Association, Inc. proudly presents the 2017 Youth Tour Video: It’s Called The Youth Tour! This video highlights the Youth Tour delegate's experiences in and around Washington, D.C. as they attended the National Youth Tour Conference from June 9-16, 2016. Stay tuned for information regarding the 2018 Youth Tour. It’s coming soon!