EmPOWERing High School Juniors

Have you ever dreamed of exploring Washington, DC? Here's your chance! LPEA invites YOU to participate in an exciting journey the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour from June 17 - 23, 2024!

What's In Store?

  • A Week in DC: Engage with student leaders, uncover the history behind cooperatives, and connect with state representatives.
  • Legacy: The Youth Tour has been a tradition since the 1950s! Now, it's your turn to join the nearly 1,500 students nationally for an unforgettable all-expense paid week in the capital city.
  • From Denver to DC: Kick off the tour with a day in Denver to learn about Colorado’s rural electric cooperative history, then jet off to D.C. for seminars, meetings, and sightseeing!

Why Apply?

  • Shine Bright: LPEA, along with other Colorado rural electric cooperatives, believes in powering the leaders of tomorrow. This trip is your ticket to shine!
  • Make Friends: Meet other students just like you and create lasting bonds.
  • Learn & Lead: Enhance your leadership abilities, build your resume, and make your voice heard among peers while diving deep into the electric rural cooperative world.

What Will You See?

  • Explore Iconic Spots: There is so much to see and explore, from the mighty Lincoln Memorial to the historical Arlington Cemetery!
  • Food, Fun, and Culture: Enjoy a cruise on the Potomac River, see a play, and dine at local restaurants.  

Who Can Apply?

  • Calling All High School Juniors: LPEA is sending four students to represent our cooperative. If you live and attend school in LPEA's La Plata and Archuleta Counties service territory, we want you!

Got Questions?

  • Contact us: Shoot us an email at youthtour@lpea.coop or give us a ring at (970) 247-5786.
  • Dive deeper: Learn about other student's experiences here.

Next Steps:

  • Apply: Applications for 2024 are now closed.
  • Student Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by a committee to select one student delegate from the areas of Durango, Bayfield, Pagosa Springs, and Ignacio in January. The four winners will be notified in February.

Let's energize your future together!