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LPEA is seeking high school students to represent the co-op at the National Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., for a week of leadership development from June 12 - 18, 2023. Annually, LPEA and our statewide cooperatives select and sponsor high school juniors for this all-expenses-paid experience. 

"As someone who worked for a U.S. Senator in Congress, this is an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and experience our nation's capital," said LPEA CEO Jessica Matlock. “I would encourage any high school junior in our service territory who is interested in leadership, policy, development, or utility work to apply to attend.” 

Students begin the tour in Denver, where they learn about Colorado's state government and rural electric cooperatives. From Denver, students fly to Washington, D.C., to attend educational seminars and visit with Colorado state representatives in the House and the Senate. Students will also visit historical sites, including the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, and the Smithsonian.  

To be considered, students must reside in our service territory and complete an application by Friday, December 16, 2022. Students selected to represent LPEA will be notified in February 2023. 

Additional information and the application are available here or email us at youthtour@lpea.coop or call us at (970) 317-0506.