Indiana Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, experience American history, learn more about government, and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative. The 2020 Indiana Youth Tour is June 18-25.
Students are selected by their local electric cooperative, such as Harrison REMC. More than 1,800 students from up to 46 states will travel to Washington for the weeklong experience.
“Harrison REMC is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” said Cathy Racicot, communications manager. “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.”
Students participating in the trip will visit the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps; take a night cruise on the Potomac River; and much more.
The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and spend a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation to ask questions and share their thoughts on a variety of timely issues.