BULLHEAD CITY – Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) is proud to announce our continuing sponsorship of the annual Washington Youth Tour.

“Education, Training, and Information” is one of the 7 Cooperative Principles upheld by MEC. One way MEC shows commitment to this principle, and our community, is by supporting the future of even the youngest of members.

“The Washington Youth Tour is a unique opportunity to inspire students for success, and here at Mohave Electric Cooperative, we believe in providing the tools and resources, when we can, to help,” stated MEC’s CEO Tyler Carlson.

Washington Youth Tour is a unique chance for students to learn about what it means to be a part of something larger, whether that be a cooperative or our nation.

Students whose parents, or guardians, are MEC members, will be selected to represent Mohave Electric Cooperative in the annual Washington Youth Tour. The week-long excursion allows the students to interact with others from all over the country, visit our Capitol’s landmarks, and learn about our country’s rich history. The annual Youth Tour takes place in Summer 2024 in Washington, D.C.

MEC selects participants from applicants through a competitive two-step process. The top scorers from the initial essay will advance to the presentation before a panel of judges. All applicants must be high school juniors and receive parental or guardian permission to apply.

Applications should include a 300–500 word essay and are due on October 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. The application can be found at mohaveelectric.com/community/washington-youth-tour/