Youth to Washington
Last Summer Menard Electric Cooperative sponsored students on a tour of Washington, D.C. Students were chosen from those attending our Youth Day program based on an application and personal interview.
On the Youth Tour more than 60 students from Illinois traveled together and met Illinois congressmen, toured many historic sites, received information on career paths, learned about cooperatives and made lifelong friends. It was truly a remarkable trip that has been sponsored for more than 50 years by electric and telephone cooperatives across the United States.
Past participants have visited such places as Gettysburg; Arlington National Cemetery; the Iwo Jima, Lincoln, Jefferson, Korean War, Vietnam War, World War II, U.S. Marine Corps. and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials; the Washington Monument; The Newseum, Holocaust, Smithsonian Air and Space, American History and Natural History Museums; the Saudi Arabia Embassy; and the National Archives. Students will also see the U.S. Capitol Building and meet Illinois Congressmen, Senators and their staffs.