High school sophomores and juniors whose parents or guardians are current Brown County REA members have the opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. each year as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour.
The trip to our nation's capital is interspersed with visits to many historic monuments and sites of interest. A highlight of the Youth Tour traveling to Capitol Hill to meet with their Minnesota congressional delegation to discuss issues.
Past Youth Tour participants look back with fond memories of an educational, interesting, and eventful week with many new friendships made.
Updated information about the Youth Tour is sent to counselors at area high schools each December. Interested students are asked to write a 300-word essay on electricity or any energy-related topic. Submit the essay, along with the application form to Brown County REA. The deadline is typically in early March. Unfortunately, Minnesota has opted out of the 2021 Youth Tour. We look forward to being able to offer the opportunity again in 2022.