Youth Tour

capitol-2In 2018, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative sponsored an all-expense-paid trip for three current high school juniors to Washington, D.C., to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. More than 1,600 students from 44 states attended.  Students learned more about their country, American history, Cooperatives, and interacted with their elected officials.

The Youth Tour is five exciting days packed with activities in our Nation’s capital, and a great opportunity for students to see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process, and meet peers from across the country.

The 2019 tour will be held June 16-20.


Deadline is Feb. 1. Please fill out the online application or mail in the paper application.

Electronic application: 

Print and mail application:  2019 Youth Tour Application

Read about the experiences from the 2018 Youth Tour participants by clicking here: Youth Tour recap 2018

To participate in the program, students must be high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive electric service from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.  Final selection is based on an application and a personal interview.

For additional information, visit the Youth Tour website at  Contact Cammie Tutwiler by email at for more information or call 540-574-7270.