2022 Washington Youth Tour

For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across Kentucky have recognized outstanding high schoolers by providing a leadership experience for rising seniors.

In 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Kentucky Electric Cooperatives is offering a virtual Youth Leadership Summit, rather than the traditional Frankfort Youth Tour and Washington Youth Tour.

A total of four Virtual Youth Leadership Summit participants may be selected as follows:

Two Awards from Director District I ‑ Comprised of Barren and Edmonson Counties.

One Award from Director District II ‑ Comprised of Hart, Grayson, and Larue Counties.

One Award from Director District III ‑ Comprised of Metcalfe, Green and Adair Counties.

This dynamic four-day interactive experience will focus on electric cooperatives, leadership, and civic engagement. Like traditional youth tour itineraries, the summit will allow unique access to elected leaders. Summit delegates will compete in a small group challenge to demonstrate what they learned and have a chance to win a scholarship. Everyone who participates in this program will be eligible to apply for an annual $10,000 national college scholarship only available to Youth Tour alumni.

Youth Leadership Summit students will be expected to participate in two-hour video conferences on four Tuesdays June 29-July 20. Attendance will be taken, and prizes will be given at the end of each session.

Should it be deemed safe to gather later this summer a special outing will be planned for students.

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021

2021 Farmers RECC Virtual Youth Leadership Summit Application