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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 has been canceled by NRECA due to COVID 19 circumstances.  Applications for the 2022 Youth Tour will be available at either of the BCEC offices, at area high school counselor's offices or online in the Fall of 2021.  Eligible Youth Tour applicants must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior.  

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.