Applications are being accepted now through February 23, 2024, for the GRM Networks sponsored Youth Tour to our nation’s capital. This summer, GRM Networks will sponsor two high school juniors on an all-expense paid trip to the 2024 Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour June 3-7 in Washington, D.C. Youth representing GRM Networks will join other students representing rural telecommunication providers from across the United States as they learn about legislative and government processes and the importance of quality broadband connections.

Selected youth will also tour famous historical sites, monuments and meet with representatives from the Federal Communications Commission as well as staff and members of congress from the youth’s congressional district. Youth will also attend sessions focused on developing leadership skills.

Area youth, whose parents or legal guardians are members of GRM Networks, may apply. Students must be a junior in high school and age 16 or 17 at the time of the tour. Students age 18 or older at the time of the tour are ineligible to attend. Immediate family members of GRM Networks employees and board members are not eligible to participate.

An informational flier and application may be obtained:

  1. from the guidance counselor at any high school served by GRM Networks
  2. by visiting any GRM Networks business office and requesting an application
  3. by downloading the application from net/about-us/youthtour/

Completed applications must be submitted no later than February 23, 2024, and may be submitted:

  • by email to Amy Davison at adavison@corp.grm.net
  • by mail to Amy Davison, GRM Networks, 1001 Kentucky Street, Princeton, MO 64673
  • in person at any GRM Networks business office, attention Amy Davison

A committee of GRM Network employees and board members will interview finalists on March 7, 2024, at the GRM Networks business office in Princeton. Applicants must be able to attend this interview. Questions regarding the Youth Tour should be directed to Amy Davison at 888-748-2110 or at adavison@corp.grm.net.