Washington Youth Tour
Travel to Washington D.C. for a week as a delegate of MEC and watch history come alive as you explore museums, memorials, and statues while making friendships that will last a lifetime with co-op students all across the nation!
Youth Tour FAQs
What is it?
More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience, spending six days in our nation's beautiful capital, Washington D.C. Alongside being able to meet your South Carolina Senators and Representatives, this unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with other students from your state. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day while learning about government and how our nation operates. Bottom line, this is an incredible opportunity that you don't want to miss! You will make friendships that will last a lifetime while exploring Washington D.C., and you'll be surprised at how much knowledge you've gained from all that this week has to offer!
Who is it for?
The Washington Youth Tour is for students in Marlboro and Dillon counties who are rising high school seniors. Students must be current members of Marlboro Electric Co-op to be considered for this opportunity.
When is it?
This year's Youth Tour will be held June 9-14, 2018.
How do we get there?
Students will meet at Charleston airport and fly to Washington D.C. from there. Once you arrive in D.C., there will be a charter bus that will transport you to all of the stops throughout your six-day Tour! We want this trip to be as hassle-free as possible so you can focus on the experience, so don't worry about transportation—we’ve got you covered!
How much will this cost?
This is an all-expenses paid trip that is sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, and attendees will be selected by their local electric cooperative. Three students will be selected by MEC to attend this year's Tour.
How do I apply?
You can fill out our Youth Tour application here or by downloading the PDF below.
Applications are due by March 1, 2018.
Applicants who have been selected to attend will be notified by March 15, 2018.