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

3:30 a.m. Good morning from Washington, D.C! This is your last Youth Tour wake-up call. Wow! We just went to sleep. The Youth Tour chaperones on our...
Well, it was our last full day in Washington D.C. We had breakfast with Youth Tour delegates from Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana and...
We had breakfast this morning at 7:30 a.m. with Youth Tour delegates from Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia and South Carolina. The students from...
Historic. The word of the day. The La Plata Electric Association Youth Tour delegates loaded the bus with their Colorado and Wisconsin...
Change. To replace with another. Our scheduled visit to the Marine Corps War Memorial, commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial, had to be changed...
Wow! First up for our Youth Tour today was the Lincoln Memorial. It’s stunning in the morning during the sunrise. The Reflecting Pool was beautiful...
Friday morning. The Colorado Youth Tour chaperones provided a wake-up call at 3:30 a.m. Yes, 3:30 a.m. We should have gone to bed when they told us...
Good morning, Denver! We got to sleep in this morning so everyone was ready to go. First stop, breakfast at the IHOP. Lonnie continued our...
It’s here! At long last, the big day has arrived! The 2017 Youth Tour’s trip to Washington D.C.! It all started several months ago, when I wrote an...
What Is Youth Tour? The Youth Tour provides high school juniors with a unique opportunity to learn about democracy and leadership in Washington, D...
Youth Tour Origin & History Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when he addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative...
LPEA Announces 2017 Youth Tour Delegates Area high school students Isaac Jordan of Ignacio, Collin Jackson and Sloan Mazur of Bayfield, and Jesse...

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!

 

2017 Youth Tour from La Plata Electric Association on Vimeo