Youth Tour

2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Since 1964, more than 50,000 teenagers have visited Washington, DC, for one week every summer as part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) coordinates the tour, and more than 1,500 teens participate every summer. 

In 2018, Bailey County Electric will award two high school students an all-expenses-paid tour departing from Austin to Washington, DC, to watch our government in action. The winners will join more than 100 other youth from Texas electric cooperatives June 6 – 15, 2018 to experience two capitols.   The first will be the Capitol of Texas.   The second is Washington, D.C.

Eligible Youth Tour applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior and attend a high school within the BCEC service territory.   Please visit our webpage or our Facebook Page in January 2018 for announcement regarding the 2018 application process and interview dates.  Area high school counselors will also have information and applications available once the 2018 Youth Tour application dates begin.

After completing their freshman year of college, Youth Tour winners are eligible to apply for a $10,000 NRECA scholarship.