Deadline to apply for the 2023 Government-in-Action Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C., was Dec. 16, 2022. Please check back in the fall of 2023 for information on the 2024 Youth Tour experience.
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 Association's 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 excellent way to learn about our nation, develop leadership skills, understand electric cooperatives better, and make friendships that will last beyond the week! But don't take our word for it. Check out the videos below, featuring New Mexico's past Youth Tour participants, including some from our service territory!