In search of Youth Tour alumni

Did you or a family member represent one of Illinois’ electric or telephone cooperatives on the annual Youth to Washington Tour? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear what you are doing now. 

For more than 60 years, cooperatives have been sending young men and women on the annual trip. Youth Programs Coordinator Ashley Graham is interested in knowing more about you. Tell her your name (and maiden name if applicable), the year you attended and the cooperative you represented. Please include what you consider the most memorable part of the trip, how the trip impacted your life and what career you pursued. 

Send an email to Ashley Graham at or contact her through Facebook @ILYouthTour.