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apply for a youth trip.
Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Washington DC Youth Tour has been canceled. Instead, we are offering a closer to home experience in Denver featuring the 2021 Colorado In-State Youth Tour.
The Youth Leadership Camp will still be held at the Glen Eden Resort in Clark Colorado, near Steamboat Springs.
Depending on pandemic conditions in June and July of 2021 the trips have the possibility of being canceled.
Application deadline has been extended to January 8, 2021.
Youth Trip Applications are accepted beginning on September 1st each year.
Students selected for this program will be introduced to the electric cooperative network. Participants come away with a better understanding of the state and national governments, local electric cooperatives, the Colorado Rural Electric Association, Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc., and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Consideration is given to a student's interest in the electric cooperative, character, personal goals, and desire to obtain leadership skills without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or religious beliefs. Make sure that all items are completed on your application, as incomplete applications are not accepted.
- Age Requirement - Student must be enrolled as a high school junior and 16 years of age by January 1st or currently hold the status equivalent to junior in home-based schools or academies at the application deadline.
- Proof of Membership - Applicant's parents or legal guardians must have an active residential or business account with EEA. A copy of your EEA bill statement must accompany the application for verification of service.
- Content - Applicant must submit a typed paragraph about him or herself and their desire to participate in this program. Entries will be judged on sincerity of content and any other optional creative medium content.
- Selection - Judging and selection will be made by a committee composed of board members, administration, and selected staff members of EEA. If an applicant is an immediate family member of a committee member, the committee member will abstain from participating in that year's selection.
To be considered in 2021, your completed application must be completed on our website or returned to EEA's office at 801 N. Broadway, P. O. Box K, Cortez, Colorado, 81321, no later than 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021. Applications will be accepted after September 1st.
Dates for the NRECA Colorado In-State Youth Tour is June 15 to 20, 2021.
Dates for the CEEI Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO is July 17 to 22, 2021.