Every June, as many as 1,900 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 to Washington, D.C. in June 2020 to represent their cooperative. They will experience being with more than 150 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.
All you have to do is answer the following questions in front of a panel of judges:
If you had the opportunity to change one thing about your school or community, what would it be and why?
If you were to start a cooperative, what kind would it be and what would it offer?
You can find out more about this amazing trip at http://www.texasyouthtour.com/