Youth Tour


June 10 - 14


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!

Current High School Juniors are Eligible to Apply!

Application Deadline:  February 11, 2018


Hard copy applications may be dropped off at the CEC office, faxed, emailed or postmarked by the deadline.

Communication Manager

Community Electric Cooperative

P.O. Box 267

Windsor, VA 23487

Fax:  757-242-3923  -  E-mail:



(xxx) xxx-xxx
List scholastic activities that you have participated in for school or in your community, any special awards or honors you have received or offices you have held. Be sure to include dates of participation.
Write a letter to an elected official about an important issue you are interested in and attach it to this application. This letter should be no more than one page in length. You may choose to write in favor of or against this issue. The topic for the letter may be of local, state or national interest. And depending on the topic, the letter should be addressed to your representative on your county board of supervisors, to Richmond to your General Assembly members or to Washington, D.C. to your members of Congress.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Attach a letter from an adult who is a school, community, or church leader. This person should not be your parent, guardian, or other relative. Reference should include the following information: How have you become acquainted with the student? How long have you known this student? Why do you feel this student would be a valuable representative on the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour?
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.