Virtual Youth Experience returns in 2021

THE VIRTUAL YOUTH EXPERIENCE will take place June 21-25, in place of the COVID-cancelled Washington Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Summit.

Six high school sophomores or juniors will be selected and sponsored by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. Students will have the opportunity to discuss today’s issues with state and federal leaders from the comfort and safety of their homes using computers and mobile devices. They will also team up with other students from around the state to produce a podcast about their experiences living through a pandemic and other issues of the day.

Students will have the chance to earn money for college from the podcast competition and the R.D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship. During the 2020 Virtual Youth Experience, Palmetto Electric representative, Mackenzie Starnes, was part of the winning podcast team and a recipient of a $5,000 scholarship.

High school sophomores and juniors may apply. Virtual Youth Experience applicants’ primary residence must be served by Palmetto Electric. Students must submit a completed application, found online at palmetto.coop. SAT scores, class standing, or grade-point average are not considered. Selected finalists will participate in an interview. Applications must be received by Friday, Feb. 26.

For questions, please call Brooke Mingledorff at (843) 208-5556 or email youthtour@palmetto.coop

APPLY HERE for the Virtual Youth Experience 


 

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