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Youth Tour


The South Carolina Washington Youth Tour is an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for high school juniors. The 2017 youth tour will be held June 10 -15. Apply Here

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 hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has over 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.

For additional information, please contact Rita Worthy at Or, you can visit the official Youth Tour website.


Please Note:

  • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a Berkeley Electric Cooperative member.  
  • Eight winners will be selected.
  • Applicants will need to submit a letter of recommendation along with their application. This letter should come from a teacher, administrator, or community leader. For specific instructions, please click here.
  • This application must be completed in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • This application must be submitted electronically. Paper copies will not be considered.
  • The deadline to apply is Friday, February 10, 2017.


Additonal Information:

  • Download the 2017 Washington Youth Tour brochure for more details.
  • Are you a teacher who would like to be a chaperone on the Youth Tour? Download an application.


South Carolina Youth Tour

One application. Two chances for an amazing trip.  

Although Berkeley Electric takes eight students to Washington, we realize that there are many more qualified students who are also deserving of recognition. That is why, along with the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Berkeley Electric has created the South Carolina State Youth Tour!

The State Youth Tour is planned as a three-day, two-night event 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 entire state. Students will stay on campus at the University of South Carolina. The tour is planned for July 26-28, 2017 and participating students will be selected from this year's applicants for the Washington Youth Tour. So be sure to get your application in by February 10th!





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