For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across Kentucky, including South Kentucky RECC, have recognized outstanding high schoolers by providing a leadership experience for rising seniors through the Washington Youth Tour. In 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Kentucky Electric Cooperatives is instead offering a virtual Youth Leadership Summit, rather than the traditional Frankfort Youth Tour and Washington Youth Tour. This four-day interactive experience will focus on electric cooperatives, leadership, and civic engagement. Like traditional youth tour itineraries, the summit will allow unique access to elected leaders. Summit delegates will compete in a small group challenge to demonstrate what they learned and have a chance to win a scholarship. In addition, everyone who participates in this program will be eligible to apply for an annual $10,000 national college scholarship only available to Youth Tour alumni. Youth Leadership Summit students will be expected to participate in two-hour video conferences on four Tuesdays June 29-July 20. Attendance will be taken, and prizes will be given at the end of each session.
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