Due to ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, the Washington Youth Tour and the Cooperative Youth Summit have transitioned to virtual events.
However, sophomores and juniors, you can still participate in a FREE virtual leadership experience where you could win up to $7,500 in scholarships!
Berkeley Electric Cooperative along with The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, is offering a Virtual Youth Experience to high school sophomores and juniors June 21-25. This is a five-day virtual leadership program that will connect students with state and federal leaders. Participating students will have the opportunity to win up to $7,500 in scholarships. ($5,000 from the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and $2,500 from Berkeley Electric Cooperative.) Please note, the applicant’s parent or legal guardian must be a current Berkeley Electric Cooperative member in order to participate in this event.
We are no longer accepting applications for this year's event.
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, click the "Request Info" below or you can visit the official Youth Tour website.
The Cooperative Youth Summit is an all-expenses paid trip to Columbia, S.C. for high school sophomores.
Along with the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, Berkeley Electric created the Cooperative Youth Summit in 2017.This trip is a four-day, three-night event in our capital city.
Students will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, engage in team-building exercises, learn about electric cooperatives and how state government works, and meet other cooperative students from across the state. For additional information, click the "Request Info" below.