Growing young minds is something York Electric takes great pride in. By providing educational materials and hosting art contests for students of all ages, to awarding over $12,000 in scholarships to local seniors each year to nominating student delegates to attend free trips to both our state and nation’s capitals, YEC is committed to enriching and supporting the lives of our future leaders.
One student that we have had the great opportunity to empower through education and to watch his success unfold is Jordan Brown of Fort Mill. In the summer of 2022, YEC sent Brown, along with two other local high school juniors, on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. where he had the opportunity to tour monuments, memorials, museums and the U.S. Capitol.
The most impactful part of Brown’s Washington Youth Tour experience, though, was the chance to speak with U.S. Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, as well as his congressman, U.S. Representative Ralph Norman. Brown recalls, “I thoroughly enjoyed being able to ask my legislators questions and see that they were real people just like me. It made me want to become more politically active.”
Brown used his experience to become more politically involved, indeed. After turning 18 this year and gaining the ability to vote, Brown rallied some of his fellow classmates to host a voter registration drive at his high school. As a result, Brown was able to register over 54 students to vote and to plant the seed of political involvement.
“This drive was a great way for me to share the importance of using your voice to enact change,” Brown says. “I look forward to doing more like this in the future.”
York Electric certainly looks forward to watching Brown do just that and is excited to see where his successes take him.