Do you want to see democracy in action? Join us for our 2021 Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit!
Apply now for our 2021 Washington Youth Tour! Experience Washington, D.C. with 1,500 high school juniors from across South Carolina and the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights. Your electric co-op will cover your round-trip plane ticket, tours and meals. In other words—it’s all free!
Experience South Carolina’s capital like never before at our 2021 Cooperative Youth Summit! Tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future.
Plus, there’s plenty of fun with visits to popular Columbia attractions like Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Your electric co-op will cover all your expenses.
Apply for the 2021 Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit online at yorkelectric.net/my-community. Application deadline is Monday, March 1, 2021.
While we expect the Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit to happen in 2021, circumstances related to COVID-19 may prevent one or both from safely taking place. In the event of cancellation, selected students will be offered the opportunity to attend Virtual Youth Experience in June—a five-day virtual leadership program that will connect students with state and federal leaders.
YEC, Operation Round Up Trust celebrate teachers
The second annual Bright Ideas Grant Program winners were announced virtually in October as part of the co-op month celebration.
Teachers from Clover, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York won up to $1,000 to implement creative learning projects in their classrooms. Teachers, we salute you and thank you for investing in the futures of our youth! Visit yorkelectric.net to learn more about their projects!
Clover School District
Brittany Terry, Griggs Road Elementary
Rock Hill School District
First Place: Emily Anderson, Cherry Park Elementary
Runner Up: Darryl Taylor, Dutchman Creek Middle School
Fort Mill School District
First Place: Kathleen Mills, Tega Cay Elementary School
Runner Up: Elizabeth Parra, Banks Trail Middle School
York School District
First Place: Michael Prothero, York Middle School
Runner Up: Kelly Tiblier, York Comprehensive High School