FRS/GRM Youth Tour



The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) sponsors an annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. each year. GRM Networks is proud to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to high school juniors who are age 16 or 17 at the time of the tour and whose parents or legal guardians are members of the cooperative.

The FRS Youth Tour is an all-expense paid trip that brings together students representing rural telecommunication providers from across the United States to learn more about broadband applications in rural communities. Attendees tour famous historical sites and monuments and meet with representatives from the Federal Communications Commission as well as staff and members of Congress from the attendee’s congressional district. Students also attend sessions focused on developing leadership skills.

The 2021 FRS Youth Tour was to be held June 5-9, 2021. Unfortunately, the 2021 Youth Tour has been canceled due to safety concerns surrounding the ongoing pandemic, and government and tourist locations in Washington, D.C. being closed indefinitely.

GRM Networks is saddened and disappointed, but anticipates the return of the Youth Tour in 2022.

For more information about the FRS Youth Tour, please contact Amy Davison by phone at 660-748-2110 or email amy@corp.grm.net.