Submit Your Application for the 2017 Youth Day/Tour Now!

Clinton County Electric Cooperative will again sponsor up to 12 area sophomores or juniors to attend Youth Day in Springfield to be held on March 29, 2017.  Please note, due to scheduling conflicts, this date differs from the date published in previous Illinois Country Living Magazines.  However, the correct date is March 29, 2017.  This event is sponsored by the cooperative and the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. Two students will be selected to go to Washington DC from June 9-16, 2017 for an all-expense paid tour.

Youth Day in Springfield and Youth Tour to Washington DC are open to high school sophomores and juniors that are children of Clinton County Electric Cooperative members. (Children of Clinton County Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees or employees may attend at their own expense.)

Up to 12 students will participate with more than 125 other youths from other Illinois electric cooperatives in Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day in Springfield set for March 29, 2017. The day’s activities in Springfield will include touring the State Capitol complex, visiting with legislators and a luncheon. Transportation to Youth Day in Springfield will be provided by the Cooperative.

Of the 12 students attending Youth Day in Springfield, two will have the opportunity to participate in the Washington DC Youth Tour.  The two local winners will join about 70 other Illinois students who are winners of similar contests sponsored by other Illinois electric cooperatives. They will travel on air-conditioned buses, leaving on June 9 and returning June 16. While in Washington DC, they will visit such attractions as the White House, U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Monument and many other national monuments and places of interest.

Completed applications need to be returned to the cooperative office no later than February 24, 2017.  Feel free to contact Carrie Trame at with any additional questions.


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