FRS Youth Tour

by | Feb 8, 2017 | Current Events |

EXPERIENCE HISTORY IN THE MAKING

FRS YOUTH TOUR 2017
JUNE 3-7 * WASHINGTON, D.C.

WIN AN ALL-EXPENSES-PAID TRIP TO THE NATION’S CAPITOL!

Includes: Airfare, Food, Lodging, Activities, & Transportation

Every summer, the FRS (Foundation for Rural Service)  Youth Tour brings together high school students from across rural America to visit our nation’s capital and learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides a forum for teens to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities as well as key legislative, regulatory and government figures.
Heart of Iowa sponsors two students in our service area to attend each year. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 17th.

The FRS Youth Tour:

  • Offers rural students an inside look at the telecommunications industry.
  • Educates students about the legislative and governmental process.
  • Gives students the opportunity to experience the nation’s capital and visit famous historical sites, including the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Allows students to meet youth from rural areas across the country, develop leadership skills and help point their communities toward the future.

TO QUALIFY:

Students must be a high school student ages 16 or 17 at the time of the Youth Tour.  FRS will not accept any student age 18 or over.

The Youth Tour:

  • Offers rural students an inside look at the telecommunications industry.
  • Educates students about the legislative and governmental process.
  • Gives students the opportunity to experience the nation’s capitol.
  • Allows students to meet other youth from rural communities across the country and to form friendships that last a lifetime.
  • Generates invaluable company exposure within your local community.

FRS Youth Tour Agenda June 3–7, 2017

Saturday, June 3:
• Afternoon—Arrive in Washington, D.C.
• Evening—Buffet Dinner & Orientation Activities
Sunday, June 4:
• All Day Touring Washington, D.C.
• Highlights Include: A Visit to Arlington National Cemetery; Smithsonian Museums; and a Beautiful Nighttime Tour of the Monuments
Monday, June 5:
• “The World of Telecommunications” Educational Session
• Afternoon Sightseeing to include: U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, U.S. Supreme Court
Tuesday, June 6:
• “Looking Into the Legislative and Governmental Process” Educational Session
• Afternoon Sightseeing to include: Tour of Mount Vernon, home to George Washington
• Evening—Dinner & Dance
Wednesday June 7:
• Morning—Return Home