June 21 - 26

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What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,800 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!


During Youth Tour, you can have the chance to be selected to represent your state on the NRECA Youth Leadership Council (YLC). One student from each state is selected and they will come back to Washington, D.C., in July for a leadership workshop which will focus on the electric cooperative industry. Click here to learn more about YLC


Main residence must be served by Community Electric Cooperative

Must be a current high school sophomore or junior

Must be interested in Government, History, Political Science or similar

The selection of the finalists will be based on the application, letter of recommendation, and essay. 

Winners must be able to attend the Washington Youth Tour if selected


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