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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!

2020 Youth Tour is planned for Thursday, June 18 through June 25. HCREMC selected two local students to attend free of charge. 

Sadly, the 2021 event has been canceled due to COVID-19. Please check back with us in 2022.


Group Photo of Students in D.C.

Indiana cooperatives have hosted the Youth Tour since 1960, providing hundreds of young Hoosiers the opportunity to travel to our nation's capital:

  • to experience first-hand how our government functions,
  • to learn about the complexities of today’s electric utility industry,
  • to discover the unique characteristics of cooperative business enterprise,
  • to meet and work with hundreds of their peers from throughout the United States

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