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Youth Tour

Due to concerns and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Government-in-Action Youth Tour has been canceled. We look forward to 2022 and getting back to normal.



Apply now for the 2021 Government-in-Action Youth Tour!

You’re a Texas high school student.-- You’re smart -- you have big dreams. Maybe you’ve never been out of the state, and maybe you’ve never flown on a plane, but you want to travel -- experience a big city, visit historic landmarks and meet people, and not just fellow  high schoolers but influential public figures, like U.S. representatives.

If that describes you, then you’re a candidate to apply for a slot on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 13–22, 2021, sponsored by Concho Valley Electric Cooperative and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives. Apply to Concho Valley EC’s Youth Tour contest for a chance to win a ticket for this adventure, called by many -- the trip of a lifetime!

Imagine it: You meet up in Austin with more than 150 other teens from across rural Texas and then fly to Washington, D.C., 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 stirring leadership speakers -- all without having to spend a dime of your own money!

If that sounds like a trip you don't want to miss, now is your chance! CVEC sponsors FOUR students for the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, June 13 - 22nd. Click here for the application! You could be part of this legacy shared by the more than 4,400 past Texas Youth Tour students who have participated since 1965.

Submission Deadline:    February 5, 2021

Eligible entrants must:

  • Be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
  • Be a dependent of a CVEC member.
  • Submit an essay on the topic:
    • "What is the greatest energy issue facing your generation, and how can youths be a part of the solution?"


Applications must arrive at Concho Valley Electric Cooperative by 5 p.m., February 5, 2021. They may be submitted any one of several ways: by dropping them off at the office, by mail, or by email to [email protected] or by fax at 325-655-6950.

For more information about Youth Tour, visit and or contact Krysha Burleson at 325-655-6957 or [email protected]


Submit your application and essay...

  • In Person:
    2530 Pulliam St
    San Angelo, TX 76905
  • Via Postal Mail:
    PO BOX 3388
    San Angelo, TX  76902-3388
  • Via Email: to [email protected]



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