Pineland to Sponsor Two Students for the 2023 FRS Youth Tour
Since 1995, FRS has hosted the Youth Tour to thousands of high school students from across rural America to visit our nation’s capital, see our government in action, 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.
Pineland Telephone Cooperative, Inc., will once again be sponsoring two students from its service area for this once in a lifetime opportunity. High school students attending school in the Pineland Telephone service are eligible to apply. Students residing in a home with Pineland service will receive bonus points during the scoring process. Each student applicant will be expected to demonstrate leadership in organizations and community through volunteer activities, write an essay on the topic of Economic Development in Rural America; How Broadband Affects Daily Life in MY Rural America, and obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her high school counselor. Students must be 15,16, or 17 years old at the time of the trip.
The 2023 Youth Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 – Sunday, June 4. During the tour, students will tour Washington D.C. and the surrounding area, including a trip to Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington; visit the Smithsonian Museums; Tour the Monuments; Tour the US Capitol; attend several educational sessions; and foremost – have fun with their new-found friends.
The application deadline for the Youth Tour is Friday, March 31, 2023. For more information on the FRS Youth Tour, please contact Amy Harrison at (912) 685-2121, (800) 247-1266, or via email at [email protected] pinelandtelco.com. The application form can be found on the Pineland website – www.pineland.net under the News and FRS Youth Tour tab.