June 6-15th, 2018
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!
Just like last year, Coleman County Electric will be sending two students from the co-op's service territory, on this all-expense-paid trip in to Washington, D.C. in June 2018 to represent their cooperative. They will experience being with more than 140 other peers and chaperones from across Texas. They will visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, memorials and so much more. Activities include learning about rural electrification, seeing a performance at Kennedy Center, going on a boat cruise with dinner and dancing, and meeting elected officials.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be in 10th, 11th or 12th grade & be a dependent of a Coleman County Electric Cooperative member with permanent resident status in the co-op's territory.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Once application is turned in by Deadline date of February 9th, 2018, the account number provided by applicant will be verified. If the participant is deemed ineligible, they will be notified. Speeches will be held at our CCEC office - 3300 N Hwy 84 in Coleman, TX - on Thursday, February 21st at 6:30. The speech will be over the topic provided in the application packet (must be 3-5 minutes long). Once all the speeches are complete, the judges will deliberate to select the 1st and 2nd place winners. An alternate will be selected in the event that the 2 winning contestants can not make the trip.
You can find out more about this amazing trip at http://www.texasyouthtour.com/
Mail completed applications to:
Coleman County Electric Cooperative
Attn: Youth Tour Committee
P.O. Box 860
Coleman, TX 76834
If you have any other questions, please call 325-625-2128 and ask for a Youth Tour Coordinator.