Government-in-Action Youth Tour
Every summer, CVEC sends four high school students from the cooperative’s service territory to participate in the Government-in Action Youth Tour. This all-expenses-paid trip allows young adults to explore different aspects of the government, while participating in a “once in a lifetime” experience. Youth Tour is a leadership program sponsored by local electric cooperatives.
Students begin their trip in Austin, with more than 150 other teens from across rural Texas, to explore our state capital. Then the delegates will head to Virginia and the Washington D.C. area for a fun-filled week of adventure and inspiration that includes meeting congressional leaders, visiting national monuments and historic sites, touring Smithsonian Institution museums, going on a boat cruise on the Potomac River, and rallying with more than 1,900 fellow students for a day of observing leadership speakers – all without having to spend a dime of their own money.
After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CVEC is excited for the Government-in-Action Youth Tour to be back and bigger than ever. Applicants are not required to be vaccinated to attend the trip.
You could be part of this legacy shared by the more than 3,800 past Texas Youth Tour students who have participated since 1965. Eligible applicants must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior and a dependent of a Concho Valley EC member. Click the button below to start the application today!
To be eligible the student’s permanent residence must have an active CVEC account and be in good standing. The student must be a dependent of an CVEC member.
Congratulations to our 2022 Youth Tour Winners!