Washington Youth Tour

Six days. 1,800 high-schoolers. One unforgettable experience. 

That’s the Youth Tour. Consolidated Cooperative sponsors two students to go on a weeklong, chaperoned, all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital each year in June. 


Co-ops like Consolidated are not-for-profit and locally owned and operated. That means they’re invested in the success and the future of the communities they serve. A community’s success is our success. 

Taking 16- and 17-year-olds to Washington, D.C., for a week is an investment in our children, our cooperative – they’re our future members! – and our communities. On the trip, they’ll see all the major sights, learn about co-ops and our government, and experience leadership opportunities. 

Youth Tour is a tradition dating back to the late 1950s, starting with one co-op in Texas, and it continues today with students from 43 states. Students who go tell us again and again that it’s a life-changing experience and the friendships last long after the one week together in June. 

To get a taste of what Youth Tour is like, and how participants can make the most of it, visit the national website at www.youthtour.coop. 

Who can apply?

High school sophomores and juniors whose parents or legal guardians are Consolidated members are eligible to apply. Applications are due on March 6, with interviews following soon after. Click  HERE to request an application.

How are finalists chosen?

Consolidated will send Youth Tour applicants a video to review, and then they’ll take a short quiz to test their cooperative knowledge. 

Questions about Youth Tour? Call Consolidated at 800-421-5863 or fill out the form below. 

Youth Tour

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