The annual youth tour, sponsored by Jones-Onslow EMC, North Carolina Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, brings over a thousand young people from across the United States to Washington to learn more about the cooperative form of business. The youth tourists are also exposed to different elements of the government and historic sites in our nation’s capital.
The youth travel to the capital by bus and spend seven eventful days touring Washington and its landmarks. In addition, the youth meet with their Congressmen and Senators.
Representatives also establish and operate a mini-cooperative during the week, allowing them to gain insight on how a cooperative business works.
Jones-Onslow’s 2018 Youth Tour Representatives
(from left to right): Nirali Patel, Calyssa Stevenson, Olivia Rodriguez and Ashton Lee