Youth Tour

Youth Tour

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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!


To become a HCEC delegate, you must:

  • Complete your sophomore, junior or senior year of high school by June 2019.
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who is a HCEC member.
  • Submit an essay and application.

Two HCEC delegates will:

  • Tour historical sites, including Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian institution, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington National Cathedral and much, much more!
  • Meet Local political representatives and learn more about our local and national government.
  • Create lifelong friendships with students from all over Texas and the entire country!


2019 Youth Tour Winners