2022 Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022 Youth Tour

June 18 -24, 2022

For over 60 years the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. for a week in June. One lucky winner from CPI’s service territory will travel with other high school students from across Oregon for this one in a lifetime experience. While in Washington D.C., youth tour participants will have the opportunity see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process and interact with Oregon’s political delegation. During this weeklong trip students will gain a personal understanding of American history and the role electrical cooperative have and continue to play in shaping rural America.

Who Can Enter?

Any high school junior who attends public or private school and whose full-time residence receives electric service from Consumers Power is eligible to enter.

Immediate family members of any director or full-time employees of CPI are not eligible.

How Do I Enter?

Download an application here

For questions or email info@cpi.coop  

What is the Timeline?

Applications are due back to CPI by 5 pm on February 3rd, 2022. Interviews for finalists will be conducted on Monday, February 21st (President’s Day). The winner will be announced on February 28th . This year’s Youth Tour is scheduled to take place June 18-24th.

2022 Essay Question

What makes cooperatives different from other electric utilities? What is/are the biggest challenge(s) facing electric cooperatives today and how can cooperatives effectively meet those challenges?

Don’t miss out on this all-expenses paid, once in a lifetime trip. Apply today!