Each year Twin Valley Electric sends one students to Washington, D.C. to learn about our nation’s government and how rural electric cooperatives like ours interact with their legislators.

Twin Valley's representative will join 35 other Kansas teens for a trip meant to develop their leadership skills.  First the group stops in Topeka for a look at state government. There they meet current elected officials who themselves participated in youth tour when they were younger. They learn more about rural electric cooperatives — with a ride up in a bucket truck as one of the highlights.

Next they head to Washington, D.C. where they visit with Kansas’s congressional delegation, both Senators and Members of Congress. Youth tour also includes important stops like the Holocaust Memorial Museum, George Washington’s Mt. Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. There’s also room for fun with trips to the Smithsonian museums and a show at the Kennedy Center.