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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.  Bailey County Electric Cooperative sponsors the all expense paid trip.  All you will be responsible for is what you pack and spending money.  Applications for the 2020 Youth Tour must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Muleshoe office located at 610 E. American Blvd.  To be chosen, you must have submitted your application and participate in an "in-person" interview.  The interviews will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the BCEC Community Room. 

Eligible Youth Tour applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior and attend an high school. 

For a complete listing of Youth Tour requirements and the 2020 Youth Tour Application, please click here.  

Copies of both requirements and applications are available at your high school counselor's office or at the BCEC main office located at 610 E. American Blvd. in Muleshoe, Texas.  If you have a question, call our offices anytime from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 806-272-4504.  Suzie Brown or Amy Melendez will be happy to answer any of your questions.