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.
Due to the ongoing uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, RVEC and Iowa’s electric cooperatives have made the decision to not participate in the 2021 National Electric Cooperative Youth Tour scheduled for June. The current plan is to return to offering the June trip to Washington, D.C., for deserving high school students in 2022.
We look forward to participating in the 2022 Youth Tour. It 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!