Youth Tour

Each year, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative holds a contest to select one local sophomore or junior in high school student to attend the NRECA Youth Tour. The 2024 Youth Tour is June 18-23, 2024.

The trip to Washington, D.C. is an all-expense-paid trip to see our nation’s capital. The winner will travel with approximately 40 other Minnesota teens, and join 1,400 students from across the nation during the Youth Tour. Participants will learn about cooperatives, visit with legislators at the Capitol, see the national monuments, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

The Youth Tour Group.

What is Youth Tour?

  • An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., paid for by Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative.
  • A week of visiting historic monuments, touring world class museums and meeting elected officials.
  • Developing life-long friendships with delegates from across the state and country!


The contest is open to sophomores and juniors whose parents/guardians are Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative members. Students must submit an application including a 500 word essay.

Students with the top applications and essays will be invited back for an interview. An interview committee determines the winner, basing the decision on written and verbal responses during the brief interviews, which will be held in late February.

How to Apply

Students can apply for the 2024 Youth Tour by filling out the form below. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2024.