GRAND VALLEY POWER ANNOUNCES
YOUTH TOUR AND CAMP APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN
GVP SENDS STUDENTS TO LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER 2021
GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. – (November 13, 2020) --- Grand Valley Power is sponsoring three high school juniors or seniors to attend the annual Youth Tour or the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp during next summer break. This is a great opportunity for local, young leaders to experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
New this year, is a Colorado Youth Tour experience. Normally, this trip includes travel to Washington D.C., however, for the health and safety of participating students, the Colorado Electric Educational Institute Board of Directors has decided to shift to an in-state adventure instead due to many variables with planning such a large event. Instead, students who are selected for the Colorado Youth Tour will have a busy itinerary with experiences that include a tour of the state Capitol, Denver Mint and river rafting.
As of now, these trips are planned as the following:
- Colorado Youth Tour – One (1) all-expense paid trip to the Colorado Youth Tour. June 15-20, 2021.
- Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp – Two (2) all-expense paid trips to the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp at the Glen Eden Resort, Colorado, July 17-22, 2021.
Applications are open to all current high school students who will be at least 16 years of age by the trip/camp selected, and to whose parents or legal guardians are members of Grand Valley Power. Students are required to submit a 500-word essay and completed application. Applications can be found online or at high school counseling offices. Completed applications must be returned by January 13, 2021. Visit gvp.org/youth-leadership-programs for additional details and application.
Students attending the Youth Tour will learn more about co-ops, engage in one-on-one conversations with elected officials, visit many major attractions and network with their peers.
Students attending the Leadership Camp will learn about the issues surrounding the electric industry, how cooperatives work, ride the Steamboat Springs gondola and visit the Trapper Mine.