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Washington Youth Tour

For the past 17 years, Broad River Electric Cooperative has sponsored local high school juniors on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. After traveling with dozens of other South Carolinians, meeting their legislators, and forming their own cooperative, it’s trip many students say is “an experience of a lifetime.”

The 2017 Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour is scheduled for June 10th - 15th, 2017. Broad River Electric will be sending three students from the counties we serve. Those students will be eligible for the R.D. Bennett College Scholarship, worth $5,000.

For the first time, we will also be sending three students on the South Carolina Youth Tour, a three-day trip to our state’s capital in Columbia where they will enhance their leadership skills, tour a power generating facility, role play the legislative process, and enjoy fun activities. The South Carolina Youth Tour will take place July 26th – 28th, 2017. 

For details, call Manager of Community Development Josh Crotzer at 206-7128, email at or visit your school’s guidance counselor. You can also download the application below or fill out our online form.

To be eligible, a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant must be submitted to Broad River. This letter can be written by a teacher, administrator, guidance counselor, or prominent member of the community (i.e. elected official, pastor, business leader). This letter SHOULD NOT be written by a relative. 

Broad River will be looking for applicants who:

  • exhibit strong interest/proficiency in government/legislative issues and activities;
  • exhibit leadership and strong social skills;
  • will represent school and community with appropriate behavior and respect for others;
  • are in “good” academic standing.

After applications are submitted, finalists will be interviewed at the office of Broad River Electric. 



Check out the highlights from a previous Youth Tour!


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