Big Country Electric Cooperative wants to send YOU on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a weeklong, all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital. Big Country EC will send three students on the 2017 Youth Tour,
scheduled for June 7-16. The statewide trade association, Texas Electric Cooperatives, coordinates the trip. The three winners and one runner-up will each receive $1,500 scholarships as well.
Students selected for this opportunity join more than 100 of their peers from Texas and another 1,700 from across the U.S. on this trip of a lifetime. Inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson’s desire to give young people insight into national government, Youth Tour expands participants’ horizons while educating them about government and cooperatives. Electric cooperatives in Texas have participated in Youth Tour since 1965.
The trip starts with a day in Austin, where students begin by touring the Texas State Capitol, Capitol Visitors Center, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas State Cemetery. Activities include seeing a show at the Bullock IMAX and Texas Spirit Theater and dining at the famous food trailers in South Austin.
Once in Washington, students partake in guided tours of historic sites, museums and congressional offices, where they meet with their U.S. representatives. Entertainment opportunities on the trip include seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center and going on a dinner and dancing cruise on the Potomac River. Participants also attend Youth Day, hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, for a day of learning and inspiration.
Click the links below to find out how to enter and win so YOU can be in DC in '17!