JOEMC is accepting applications from standout high school juniors willing to step out of their comfort zone and “SAY YES” to the opportunity of a lifetime: The North Carolina Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

The Youth Tour allows students to experience the nation’s capital like they never have before. Tourists will take part in adventures like paying their respects at Arlington National Cemetery, visiting the Washington Monument, meeting federal elected officials and touring Smithsonian museums, all while building connections with peers and future leaders from across the nation.

JOEMC will sponsor four local students to join the June 9-15, 2018 Youth Tour. The all-expense paid, weeklong Tour is a tradition of electric cooperatives across the country that is more than 50 years strong. About 1,800 students from more than 40 states are expected to participate in 2018, and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will send a delegation of nearly 45 students.

Students entering their senior year (current juniors) in the Fall 2018 are eligible to attend and are encouraged to apply. JOEMC recipients will be chosen through an essay contest with a pre-selected topic. A JOEMC representative will be visiting local high schools during the next several weeks to promote the program. You can also call the co-op office at (910) 353-1940 and speak with the Youth Tour coordinator, Paula Redick, or email her for more details.

Watch the Youth Tour video

Download the Youth Tour application here