BEMC Offers Cooperative Youth Tour to Local Students
SUPPLY, N.C. (October 16, 2018) – Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) will send two high school students, one from Brunswick County and one from the Columbus County area, on an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June of 2019 through the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.
The students will join peers from North Carolina and across the United States for a week-long adventure where they will meet their Congressional Representatives and Senators, tour historic sites and visit museums. They will also establish a mini-cooperative during the week, gaining valuable insight into the cooperative business model and how it works. While student groups are organized at the state level, they all gather for Youth Day where they meet to hear featured speakers who provide insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their communities. Nearly 50,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this educational program.