Youth Tour

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

**2024 Youth Tour applications are now closed.**

We are exciting to sponsor two local students to go on a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip of a lifetime, where they will meet with their congressional leaders, visit memorials and museums, and learn about the impact of rural co-ops like Consolidated. This is a life-changing experience that you do not want to miss. 

The 2024 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. will take place on June 15-21. This experience is open to high school sophomores and juniors.

How to Apply

2024 Youth Tour applications closed on March 1. Applications for next year’s Youth Tour will open in January, 2025.

Applicants must have a parent or guardian who lives in our service territory to qualify. Your application must include a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, principal, teacher, or community/organizational advisor.

The application includes a test on general cooperative knowledge that must be completed and turned in with your application. The test is based on a video about cooperatives that you can find here:

Why does this program exist?

Co-ops like Consolidated are not-for-profit and locally owned and operated. We are dedicated to helping our communities become increasingly great places to live, and we firmly believe that an investment in local youth is an investment in the long-term health and prosperity of our communities.

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 relationships and leadership skills that they gain on the trip have a lasting impact on their futures.

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

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

Youth Tour

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