Taylor Electric Cooperative believes in local students who have big dreams. That’s why we partner with Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to send two young leaders on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour each June. Youth Tour is a week-long trip to our nation’s capital where top high school students across the country get the opportunity to visit historic sites and
improve their leadership skills.

President Lyndon B. Johnson explained it well when he initiated the program in 1957 by saying, “sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

See first-hand how the political process works, meet exceptional leaders and attend tours of Capitol Hill, the Supreme court, the Smithsonian and more.

Youth Tour is rewarding, educational and fun! Watch history books come alive right before your eyes.

ELIGIBILITY Students who live in a home powered by Taylor Electric Cooperative or attend a school powered by Taylor Electric Cooperative (Abilene Christian, Hawley, Merkel, Trent and Wylie) are eligible to apply. Students
must be a junior or senior and between the ages of 15 and 20 at time of application.”

Due to the safety of more than 200 delegates and 20 chaperones, the logistical challenges¬†of COVID-19 and the significant increase of resources needed, The Texas Electric Cooperative Board has made the decision to cancel Texas’ participation in the 2021 Youth Tour.¬†