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 Association's 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 excellent way to learn about our nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
New Mexico Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Postponed for 2021
The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association voted unanimously NOT to participate in the 2021 NRECA Youth Tour to Washington D.C. due to COVID-19.
MSMEC supports this decision and will consider other ideas for supporting our youth. Information on what youth programs will be offered in 2021 will be announced in the near future.