2021 Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour - Apply Today!

2021 Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour - Apply Today!
Posted Sep 24th, 2020


If you’re a junior attending a high school in Pike, Coffee or Crenshaw counties, you’re eligible to apply for the Youth Tour.

Montgomery Youth Tour

Ten students will be selected to attend the Montgomery Youth Tour in March 9-11, 2021. Students will visit with their state representatives, meet students from other cooperatives, visit Dexter Avenue King
Memorial Baptist Church, hear motivational speakers and learn about rural cooperatives’ role in the history of Alabama.

Washington Youth Tour

Of the 10 students selected for the Montgomery Youth Tour, two of them will be chosen to also attend the Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. Those two students will visit their national representatives and meet students from across the country. They will also visit monuments and get a firsthand look at our nation’s history.

Here’s how to apply: 

For an application, visit our Youth Tour page or talk to your school guidance counselor.

The application and all supporting documents must be completed and submitted to your school guidance counselor or mailed to:

South Alabama Electric Cooperative
ATTN: Andy Kimbro
P.O. Box 449
Troy, AL 36081

Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. An independent panel of judges will select participants from the qualified applicants based on their application and essay. Students will be notified by email if they have been selected for the interview stage.

Interviews will be held in January, after which participants for the Montgomery and Washington tours will be selected. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SAEC and the cooperative model to prepare for their interview. 

Based on the interview results, 10 students will be selected to attend the state conference in Montgomery, and two of those will be chosen to represent SAEC at the Washington conference.