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Washington D.C. Youth Tour

High School Juniors Can Apply for Youth Tour to  Washington D.C.

Area high school juniors have a chance to join other Indiana youth on a trip of a lifetime this summer!

Applications are now available for the 2020 Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington D.C.      The trip begins on June 18, 2020 in Indianapolis and ends on June 25, 2020.

DAY 1: Spend the first day of the Youth Tour in Indianapolis touring the Indiana Statehouse and attending a get acquainted dinner with your fellow Youth Tour delegates.

DAY 2: Head east!  The first stop will be the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennslyvania.

DAY 3: Visit historic Gettysburg and then head to Washington D.C. for a night tour of the city.

DAY 4: Arlington National Cemetery is on the agenda today.  Meet hundreds of other Youth Tour delegates on a Potomac River cruise.

DAY 5: Attend the Youth Tour Rally with 1,500 other students from around nation.  Visit the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall.

DAY 6: Visit the Newseum, an interactive museum of news and journalism.  Visit Capitol Hill and meet your Congressional representatives.   

DAY 7:  Tour the Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam and WWII memorials, the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  Close out the trip by attending the NRECA All States Dance.  

Since 1960, electric cooperatives such as NineStar Connect have helped host the event.   It has provided young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit our nation’s capital, learn about the federal government and the cooperative utility industry.   Most importantly, students will enhance their leadership skills, make lifelong friendships and gain many great memories.

To be eligible for the Youth Tour, applicants must have completed their junior year in high school and be enrolled for their senior year (at time of the tour).   NineStar will be sponsoring two students.  For more information, please contact: Christa Riggs, Marketing Coordinator at 317-323-2132 or email at 


Deadline for completed applications is March 2, 2020.  

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