Introducing the 2013 Youth Tour Winner
Every summer, the FRS 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. Since its inception in 1995, the youth tour has hosted thousands of students.
NTCA member companies can sponsor a student from their local community. FRS leaves the selection of the youth tour participant completely up to the telco. The program offers sponsoring companies an excellent public relations opportunity by increasing their connections with local schools and the community in the rural areas they serve.
NTCA member companies can also sponsor a chaperone to attend the Youth Tour. FRS relies upon the support of chaperones to assist us with ensuring that the students have a safe and productive experience. Serving as a chaperone is a wonderful opportunity for a staff member of your organization.
Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative recently selected Katie Bickley of Dora High School as the winner of the 2013 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour to be held in Washington, D.C. June 1-5, 2013. Katie is the daughter of Betty Williamson and Milz Bickley.