Electric Cooperative Youth Tour teaches students about their past and helps equip them with the skills they need to be Michigan’s next generation of energy-minded leaders. Youth Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore leadership lessons from our nation’s history, build life-long friendships with students from across the country, and be immersed in the cooperative spirit.

Michigan’s electric cooperatives sponsored 22 high school juniors and seniors on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. this past June.

Click through the photos for an insiders peek into this year’s adventure.

1. Visiting the historical home of George Washington

2. Students enjoy meeting with Congressmen Bill Huizenga and Jack Bergman

3. At the Marine Corps War Memorial

4. Students found the Michigan Pillar on the National World War II Memorial

5. Students toured many landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol