Youth headed to tour Washington

The Washington D.C. National Rural Electric Youth Tour, sponsored by local electric cooperatives, the Alabama Rural Electric Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is part of a grassroots program to educate high school juniors on the electric cooperative program and the cooperative ideas for which it stands.

In June, approximately 59 students from Alabama traveled to Washington D.C., joining more than 1,800 students from across the nation.

The youth tour experience is filled with fun activities, but its overall purpose is to increase students understanding of the...

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