Virtual Youth Experience returns in 2021

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Virtual Youth Experience


One of the bright spots of 2020 was the creation and success of the Virtual Youth Experience, the week-long web conference for South Carolina teens that replaced the COVID-cancelled Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, and the Cooperative Youth Summit.

Rather than missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime, the event allowed high school students selected by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and other state cooperatives to engage with South Carolina leaders from the safety and comfort of their homes using computers and mobile devices.

High school students selected and sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric will again have the opportunity to discuss today’s issues with state and federal leaders through the Virtual Youth Experience, June 21–25. They will again 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. And they will again have the chance to earn money for college from the podcast competition and the R.D. Bennett Community Service Scholarship.

Click here to learn more and apply now.