Tallapoosa River Electric Youth Tour 2018!

Tallapoosa River Electric Youth Tour 2018

Do you know a high school junior who loves to make new friends and travel? If so, tell them about our Montgomery and Washington Youth Tours.

This once in a lifetime experience provides opportunities for students to learn about the history of Alabama and the United States. They also learn about the cooperative form of business and the legislative process, not to mention they make lifelong friends! The best thing of all is that all the trips are FREE!

In order to be eligible, students must be a junior in high school and be the dependent child of a Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative member.

Students interested in participating should complete an application and submit it to TREC via mail or email.  All applications will be reviewed for eligibility by an independent panel of judges.  The panel of judges will determine from the applications which students will participate in the interview portion of the competition.  Two students will be selected from the interview process to represent TREC in Montgomery and in Washington D.C.

Students selected to be interviewed will be notified during the week of January 15th-19th.

Interviews will be conducted at TREC headquarters in LaFayette, AL on Wednesday January 24th, 2018.

The 2018 Montgomery Youth Tour will be held March 6th-8th, 2018. At this event, more than 155 students and chaperones will tour many sites around Montgomery and will participate in a variety of leadership programs.

The 2018 Washington Youth Tour is sponsored in conjunction with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour that is held every June. This week long, annual event will bring more than 1,600 high school students across the nation to Washington, DC to tour various sites and meet members of the legislature. The Washington Youth Tour will be held June 8th-14th, 2017.

The deadline for application submissions is January 12, 2018. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Kevin Hand, Youth Tour Coordinator, call 334-864-9331 ext. 731 or email

Please download the application from this link.


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