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.”

Applications for Youth Tour 2020 are closed. Applications for next year will be posted December 2021.

Congrats to those representing Taylor Electric at Youth Tour 2020:

Austin Petree, Wylie High School Kyla Porter, Hawley High School Landon Leverich, Merkel High School
Morgan Woods, Wylie High School Paige Harper, Wylie High School