If so, we invite you to apply for the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour!

Jones-Onslow EMC will sponsor four local students to join the June 20-26, 2020 Youth Tour. The all-expenses-paid, week-long tour is hosted by electric cooperatives nationwide and is a tradition more than 50 years strong. About 1,800 students from more than 40 states are expected to participate in 2020, and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will send a delegation of more than 45 students.

The Youth Tour gives high school students the opportunity to experience Washington, D.C., and learn more about how they can make a difference as young adults. Tourists will pay their respects at historic monuments and memorials, meet with North Carolina’s members of Congress on Capitol Hill and tour a variety of Smithsonian museums, all while building a peer network with young leaders from across the country.

Students entering their senior year (current juniors) in Fall 2020 are eligible to attend and are encouraged to apply through JOEMC. Delegates will be selected through an essay contest with a pre-selected topic.

JOEMC’s Paula Redick will be visiting local high schools during the next several weeks to promote the program. You can also call the office at (910) 353-1940 or email Paula at predick@joemc.com for more information.