Washington, D.C. Youth Tour

Cooperative Youth Tour

Every year, Craighead Electric chooses two deserving local Juniors to act as representatives in the Electric Cooperative youth tour to Washington D.C.

The trip, sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, includes a guided tour of the U. S. Capitol, as well as tours of all the major sites in Washington, such as Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home; the museums of the Smithsonian Institution; the Newseum; and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials.

Each spring, Craighead Electric Cooperative will select two high school juniors to attend the 2020 tour, which is set for June 18th-25th. The winners will be selected through an application and interview process. Winners go on to become eligible for the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour Scholarship that is awarded to one student each year.

The Arkansas group will travel to Washington and return to Little Rock by air. Once in Washington, the students will join about 1,700 students from across the nation who are attending the tour.

Why do we do this? The answer is simple. Craighead Electric Cooperative is committed to its members and to the communities it serves. Through the Youth Tour, we are helping Arkansas’ youth learn more about the workings of their nation’s government and the electric cooperatives, as well as develop leadership skills.

If you know a high school junior, whose parents are members of Craighead Electric, encourage them to apply for this all-expense-paid tour of our nation’s capital. Applicants must be high school juniors and their parents/ guardians must be members of Craighead Electric Cooperative.

To learn more about the Youth Tour visit ecark.org and youthtour.coop. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Send your essay and completed application to youthtour@craigheadelectric.coop by the deadline to be considered. The application is made available in January each year on this page.

For more information, email us at youthtour@craigheadelectric.coop or call 870-336-4404.

Don’t miss out on this incredible, life-changing opportunity!












Andrew Howe & Mary Genesis Marshall 2019 Winners
Andrew Howe & Mary Genesis Marshall 2019 Winners


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