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Youth Tour

Youth TourWhat is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

Since the late 1950s, the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought over 40,000 high school students to Washington D.C. to participate in this unique program. Students have the chance to visit museums, go on tours and most importantly, gain an understanding of American history and their role as a citizen. Featured speakers during National Youth Day will provide insight to the vital roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Attendees will also get the chance to meet senators and representatives.

The trip is organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Texas Electric Cooperative (TEC). Students will be travelling with other electric coop students, along with a group of chaperones.


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