Youth Tour

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.

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!

Each spring Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative sponsors students on an educational tour of Washington, D.C., at the National Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Last year, due to continuing COVID concerns, the VMDAEC held an abbreviated Youth Tour in historic Williamsburg. Those selected were (from left) Hunter Greene of Baskerville, Luke Richey of Boydton, and Cody Scearce of Chatham. Dustin Francis, MEC community relations coordinator served as a chaperone for the trip.