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Youth Tour & Youth Summit


The Washington Youth Tour is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for high school juniors.

Over 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year in June, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your United States Representative and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state.

You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and make friendships that will last a lifetime!  Apply today to be part of a group that has over 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.


The Cooperative Youth Summit is an all-expense paid trip to Columbia, S.C. for high school sophomores.

This four-day, three-night event takes place in the state’s capital city. Students will have the chance to enhance their leadership skills, engage in team-building exercises, learn about electric cooperatives and how state government works and spend time with other cooperative students from across the state. Students will stay on-site in Columbia. Participating students will be considered along with other applicants for the next Washington Youth Tour.

Any student from Lexington Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5; Saluda County Schools; and private schools within those districts is eligible. As of right now, the in-person Washington Youth Tour will take place June 21-26, 2021, and the Cooperative Youth Summit July 12-15, 2021.  Complete the form below by January 31, 2021 to be considered.   


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