Youth Tour

At Vigilante Electric, we believe in helping young people achieve. Our safety demonstrations have proven to make kids safer and more respectful of electricity. Our scholarship program helps lessen the burden of a post-secondary education and help them learn skills that will help them thrive in today’s economy. However, the most impactful offering we have for today's young members is our participation in the NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Since 2003, Vigilante Electric has sponsored deserving students on this truly one-of-a-kind experience. This is a week-long, all-expense paid event brings together students from across the country to experience the history and grandeur that is our nation's capital. This past June we are honored to have Laura Martin from Dillon and Kennady Perrenoud from Lima represent Vigilante Electric. The stories of their experience were published in the August edition of this magazine.

In 2023, Montana sent 24 students and four chaperones to Washington D.C, joining over 1,800 participants from across the nation. In June of 2024, this tradition continues, and we are looking for at least two young members that want to represent our cooperative in this event. The dates are set for June 14 – 21, 2024.

To be eligible, a student must be a dependent of a member of Vigilante Electric, currently are a sophomore or junior in high school, they must complete an application and submit a brief essay. The topic for the 2024 Youth Tour is: If you could have dinner with one prominent Washington D.C. figure, whether from the present or past, who would that person be and why? What would you ask them? Application deadline is November 17, 2023.

Completed details and resource information are available at the links below.

2024 Application          2024 Contest Rules          Resource Guide