I cannot thank Molalla Communications enough for selecting me for this trip. It was a fantastic learning experience and I will never forget it. Overall, it was the greatest week of my life. Kids from across the country came as strangers and left as friends and will forever be connected because of the FRS Youth Tour.”
Dani Strean
- 2009 Youth Tour Student

Youth Tour

Youth Tour group photoEvery 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.


2016 Youth Tour Registration Form is now available! To get more information on this wonderful FRS program, please click here.

The 2016 Telco Promotional Powerpoint can be downloaded here. This powerpoint can be shown at your area high school to promote the Youth Tour.

Also available is a 2016 Promotion Flyer about the tour. Click here for a copy. You can post this in your Telco's offices or at your area schools.

Click here for the 2016 Student Packet and Click here for the 2016 Chaperone Packet.