Two great opportunities for high school students!


NRECA has announced that the Washington Youth Tour is cancelled for 2021 due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC) has also decided to cancel the Cooperative Youth Summit. Instead, we’re calling all high school sophomores and juniors to go virtual with us June 21-25 for the Virtual Youth Experience.

Apply now for the Virtual Youth Experience to:

  • Meet with state and federal leaders
  • Compete for $5,000 scholarships
  • Connect with young people from across South Carolina
  • Hone your leadership skills
  • Add to your resume
  • Have fun and win prizes

Applications are available in an online submission format for the Virtual Youth Experience

The deadline to submit applications is: 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Electric Cooperative Washington Youth Tour for High School Juniors:  Experience Washington D.C. with nearly 1500 high school juniors from across South Carolina and the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights.



Cooperative Youth Summit for High School Sophomores: Experience South Carolina’s capital like never before! Tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future. Plus, there’s plenty of time to visit Columbia’s popular attractions, including Riverbanks Zoo!

Find out more

Horry Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour Coordinator is Toni Gore, who can be reached at 843.369.6359 or