Why are we sponsoring the Youth Tour? West Wisconsin Telcom believes the strength of our community lies in the education of our youth.
Why are we sponsoring the FRS Youth Tour? West Wisconsin Telcom is a proud member of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), a trade association that represents over 560 locally owned telephone companies, like ours, throughout rural America. Many NTCA member companies, like West Wisconsin Telcom, will be sending students from their communities to Washington, D.C. for the 2013 FRS Youth Tour. We are very excited to be offering this opportunity to you!
Who is FRS? The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout Rural America by advancing and understanding of rural telecommunications issues.
What is the FRS Youth Tour? A four-day, all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. An opportunity to visit famous historical sites and amazing museums A chance to meet other high school students from across rural America A chance to learn more about the telecommunications industry An opportunity to learn first-hand about the legislative and governmental processes
A glimpse of what you’ll see The U.S. Capitol Arlington National Cemetery The Lincoln Memorial Korean War Memorial
Some of the places you’ll visit Jefferson Memorial The World War II Memorial The Smithsonian Museums The FDR Memorial
Some of what you’ll learn How the legislative process and our government works from people who work on the Hill, and the FCC. A brief overview of the telecommunications industry A bit about D.C. history
Some of the fun you’ll have Making new friends Touring Washington, D.C. at night Enjoying a special night of entertainment! Dancing the night away on your final evening!
Who’s eligible? High school students, age 16 or 17 years old at the time of the Youth Tour. Students who receive service from West Wisconsin Telcom
Some logistics If selected, West Wisconsin Telcom will pay all of your expenses to go to Washington, D.C. to attend the 2013 FRS Youth Tour (airfare included). FRS will get in touch with you about what you will be doing once you arrive in Washington, what you should bring, what you should wear, what to expect once you arrive, etc.
Things students have said about the FRS Youth Tour “I really enjoyed my trip and would not trade it for the world!” “This is the chance of a lifetime!” “This was such an amazing experience … I have met so many wonderful people who I will never forget!” “ I will remember this trip forever! I probably would not have ever made it to Washington, DC if it were not for this trip.”