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Youth Tour

What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is an all-expense-paid trip for qualifying high school students from rural areas served by electric cooperatives. Concho Valley Electric Cooperative sponsors area students, and Texas Electric Cooperatives and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association organize the Youth Tour.

Inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson’s entreaty to educate youth about government and civic engagement, Texas electric cooperatives have been sponsoring high school students on a trip to the nation’s capital since 1965. Texas’ youths join hundreds of their peers from all over the United States for a nine-day tour, including meetings with legislators and tours of national monuments. Those returning call it the “trip of a lifetime.”

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!


Submission Deadline:    2018 Dates Pending

Eligible entrants must:

  • Be in 10th, 11th, 12th grade.
  • Be a dependent of a Concho Valley EC member with permanent resident status in the co-op's service area, or attend high school in one of the following towns: Sterling City, Grape Creek, Robert Lee, Bronte, Miles, Veribest, Wall, Christoval, Paint Rock, Mertzon, or Water Valley.
  • Submit an essay on the topic:
    • "Concho Valley Electric Cooperative is different from other types of electric utilities.  How do electric cooperatives differ from other utilities? How did rural electrification by CVEC benefit the Concho Valley, and how does it benefit the Concho Valley today?”


How to Apply

2018 Dates Pending


Submit your application and essay...


  • Online:
    Submission Form Coming Soon
  • In Person:
    2530 Pulliam St
    San Angelo, TX 76905
  • Via Postal Mail:
    PO BOX 3388
    San Angelo, TX  76902-3388
  • Via Email: to


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