We're sending FIVE students from the Big Country to be part of Youth Tour history in 2023.
NOW is YOUR chance to be one of them!
Youth Tour has been a Texas electric co-op tradition since 1965, when co-ops—inspired by then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson who encouraged youths to go to Washington to see their American heritage and government at work, “what the flag stands for and represents”—began sponsoring teens on this trip. Educating and mentoring young people fit in with co-ops’ mission to support the communities they serve. Since the 1960s, 4,000 Texans and more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by their electric cooperatives.
Need a helpful example to get started on YOUR Youth Tour video? See the prize-winning videos of our top three winners from 2022!
Their topic was: The rolling blackouts in February 2021 rocked the state of Texas. Most consumers don’t understand what led to that situation, or how Texas’ utility grid and energy market operate. In a maximum five-minute video, explain what happened and why, how Texas’ utility grid and energy market work, and why it’s important for consumers to understand that.