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Youth Tour

One application - two great trips!

It's your chance to participate in one of two FREE leadership experiences.  Apply Now!





Please Note:

  • The applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a Berkeley Electric Cooperative member.  

  • By completing this application, the applicant has a chance to be selected for one of these trips.

  • The South Carolina Washington Youth Tour is an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for high school juniors June 15 - 20, 2019.

  • The Cooperative Youth Summit is an all-expenses paid trip to Columbia, S.C. for high school juniors July 9 - 12, 2019. 

  • 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 applications will not be considered.

  • The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.



The Washington Youth Tour is an all-expenses 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 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 Johanna Cooper at or you can visit the official Youth Tour website.



Cooperative Youth Summit

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 Cooperative Youth Summit!

The State Youth Tour is planned as a four-day, three-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-site in Columbia. Participating students will be selected from that year's applicants for the Washington Youth Tour. For additional information, please contact Johanna Cooper at



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