Kosciusko REMC will sponsor 2 students on the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The 2017 Indiana Youth Tour is June 8-15.

Students entering their senior year in 2017 are eligible to attend and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 85 students from throughout the state. The students travel to Washington and convene with more than 1,800 students from up to 46 states.

“KREMC is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” said Jennifer Barger, communications specialist for KREMC. “It’s a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process.”

Applications for Youth Tour are available by download and due February 20.

Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorials, take a night cruise on the Potomac River, and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, during which they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. The youth rally will prepare the students for a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation.

For more information about the 2017 Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., contact Jennifer Barger at 574-267-6331.