Youth Tour

Reach out and touch America's history and monuments by entering the Nobles' Youth Tour contest.

High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors attending high school in Nobles' service areas can apply. Pick up an application from your school counselor, contact Nobles at 507-372-7331 or click here for an application. Students are required to write a 300-word essay (no more than two pages double-spaced) on a topic determined by the cooperative.

The winner travels with 75 other Minnesota teens sponsored by rural electric cooperatives. The tour includes a tour of the national monuments, historic sites, special events and interaction with 1,400 teenagers from across the U.S. sponsored by rural electric cooperatives.

The Youth Tour's purpose is to educate our youth on all aspects of rural electrification in order to promote a better understanding of the value of rural electric cooperatives. This experience gives our youth an opportunity to visit monuments, historic sites and organizations to become familiar with the historical and political environment of our nation's capitol. The Youth Tour offers an opportunity for youth to meet their elected officials in order to better understand how our federal government works.

Enter the Youth Tour to win an inspiring trip. The deadline for submitting your application and essay for 2015 is February 27.