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Youth Tour

What 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!

The  2020 Youth Tour will be held June 17 - 26, 2020.  The students who will represent Bailey County Electric Cooperative on the all expense paid trip are Cesar Reyes of Muleshoe and Joshua Cox from Lazbuddie.  Applications for the 2021 Youth Tour will be available in the Fall of 2020 at either of the BCEC offices, at area high school counselor's offices or online.  To be chosen, students must submit an application and participate in an "in-person" interview.  Eligible Youth Tour applicants must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior.  Requirements for eligibility and the application for the 2021 Youth Tour contest will be made available later in the year.  

If you have a question, call our offices anytime from 8:00 a.m. - 5:0 p.m. at 806-272-4504 and ask for Suzie Brown.