Youth Tour

Youth Tour

More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from across North Dakota. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.

Cass County Electric Cooperative holds an essay contest to local high schools to select two Youth Tour students each year.

  • To enter the contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school.
  • You and your parents/guardian must be served by CCEC.
  • Essay deadline is January 31, 2017.
  • Submissions will be judged by a panel of CCEC employees; winners will be selected in February.
  • The Youth Tour is June 10-16, 2017.

2016 essay topic:
Co-ops are powered with passion. For example, early founders demonstrated passion when they spent their free time walking farmstead to farmstead, convincing rural families to spend $5 and create electric cooperatives. Their passion led to what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called one of the greatest advancements in quality of life for rural America. What is your passion?

Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to Youth Tour, 3312 42nd St S, Ste 200, Fargo, ND 58104.

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ND Youth Tour students

ND and MT youth tour students

2016 MT and ND Youth Tour students