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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  2021 Youth Tour will be held June 13 - 22, 2021.  Applications for the 2021 Youth Tour are now available at either of the BCEC offices, at area high school counselor's offices or online.  To be chosen, students must submit an application by Wednesday, December 9, 2020 and participate in an interview on December 13, 2020.  The interviews are currently scheduled to be held remotely, however, the format is open change.  Students who apply will be notified of their interview time on December 13.  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.  

To download and print the Youth Tour Rules & Regulations along with the Youth Tour Applications, please click here.  Completed applications can be brought to either office and left in our drop box or can be scanned and emailed to by the Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  .

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 or Amy Melendez.