• Washington D.C. Youth Tour June 8-15, 2017

    Attention high school juniors!

    Every year La Plata Electric Association has the privilege of sending students to Washington D. C. on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour. This is a seven-day adventure that offers in-depth exposure into the electric cooperative industry while experiencing much that the nation's capitol has to offer.

    2010 Youth Tour

    Some of the locations visited in previous years have been:

    Smithsonian Museums
    Lincoln Memorial
    Washington Monument
    Mount Vernon
    Cruise the Potomac River

    For more information, visit www.youthtour.coop

    Please take the time to fill out an application, remembering to address all questions and provide all needed information.

    Requirements are:

    1. Applicants must be high school junior, and live within La Plata Electric’s service territory.
    2. Fill out application and write a 500 word essay by selecting one of the following topics:
      • Choose one of the Seven (7) cooperative principles and write about what it means to you – visit www.lpea.coop to find the cooperative principles.
      • What is the Co-op difference and how has your local electric cooperative impacted you personally and/or the community you live in.
      • Aspects of the electric utility industry (past, present or future).
    3. Digital Photo (jpeg only) must be emailed to jbennett@lpea.coop.
    4. Presentation (as a group) to LPEA Board of Directors in August.
    5. Attend (if possible) LPEA Annual Meeting (May 20, 2017) as a group.

    Completed applications may be received electronically (jbennett@lpea.coop), dropped off at the Durango (45 Stewart Street – Bodo Park) or Pagosa Springs (603 S. 8th Street) office, or mailed (PO Box 2750 Durango, CO 81302). Questions can be referred to Jeannie Bennett at (970) 382-3505.

    Applications must be received or post marked by January 9, 2017.

    Good Luck. We would love to send you to Washington D.C. to represent us!

    Application PDF

    Visit La Plata Electric Association's official Youth Tour website to get a detailed look at Tate Hinger, Collin Jackson, Isaac Jordan, Jesse Laverty and Sloan Mazur's Youth Tour experience in Washington, D.C. The website is your link to everything Youth Tour!

    La Plata Electric Association Youth Tour Website