High school juniors…are you ready to spend a week this June in the nation’s capital with kids from across North Carolina and the United States?

Each year, JOEMC sponsors four rising high school seniors on the Rural Electric Youth Tour.

The program, which helps young people learn about cooperatives and the co-op way of doing business, allows the youth to grow in ways we hope will benefit our community. Many past participants have used their experiences to provide leadership when returning to their schools and communities.

JOEMC’s representatives will be chosen through an essay contest with a pre-selected topic. A representative from the cooperative will visit local high schools during the month of February to promote the contest. You can also call the cooperative office at (910) 353-1940 or (800) 682-1515 and speak with the cooperative’s youth tour coordinator, Paula Redick.