Grand Valley Power accepting applications for youth event sponsorships

Grand Valley Power will accept applications through Jan. 13 for high school students who want to attend an annual youth tour and leadership camp in the summer.

GVP will sponsor three high school juniors or seniors to attend the Colorado Youth Tour set for Jan. 15 to 20 and Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp set for the Glen Eden Resort in Colorado on July 17 to 22.

Students attending the tour will learn about electric cooperatives, talk to elected officials, tour attractions and network with their peers. Students attending the camp will learn about issues related to the electric industry and how cooperatives work.

Sponsorships are available to students who will be at least 16 and whose parents or legal guardians are members of GVP. Students must complete an application and 500-word essay. Applications and information are available online from www.gvp.org/youth-leadership-programs.

Organized in 1936, Grand Valley Power serves more than 18,000 consumers in Mesa County and surrounding areas. For more information, log on to www.gvp.org.