Arkansas' electric cooperatives have sponsored the tour for Arkansas youth annually since 1990. About 40 high school juniors and seven chaperones attend the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas' Youth Tour each year. Tour participants are selected by the state's 17 electric distribution cooperatives through essay contests and speeches. During the tour, the group visits historic sites such as Monticello, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Holocaust Museum and the U.S. Capitol. They also visit with members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation.