Co-op Youth Visit Washington, D.C.

Thirty-four Colorado students got the tour of a lifetime June 7-14 when their local electric co-ops sent them to Washington, D.C., for an all-expense-paid, close-up look at the political process and American history, as well as visits with their elected officials.

The students, along with 1,800 other electric coop-sponsored kids and 210 chaperones, spent their days visiting the capital’s memorials and museums, as well as Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery and the National Cathedral. They also gathered for Youth Day with delegates from the other states for leadership training and to learn more about co-ops. Visits with U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton (R) and Ed Perlmutter (D) and Rep. Ken Buck’s (R) staffers rounded out the kids’ experience.