2021 Youth Tour Cancelled
During the September 2020 meeting of the RCEC Board of Trustees, we had to make a decision as to whether or not RCEC would participate in the 2021 NRECA Youth Tour. We received information from the group that is responsible for organizing this event that was very concerning. Our decision was due to the current pandemic and travel restrictions, along with those unforeseen restrictions while in Washington D.C. For these reasons RCEC has made the difficult decision to not participate in the 2021 NRECA Youth Tour.
RCEC has participated in this contest since 1995 and has sponsored 51 students on this once in a lifetime trip. We definitely plan to continue sponsoring students in the NRECA Youth Tour in the future.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Objectives and Purpose-
More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you!
Meet elected officials to better understand how their federal government works. You will visit the museums, memorials, monuments and cooperative related organizations in order to become familiar with the historical and political environment of their nation's capital.
To educate youth on all aspects of rural electrification, in order to promote a better understanding of the value of rural electric cooperatives.
Sophomores and juniors attending high school are eligible to apply.
Applications and requirements are available at your high school counselor's office, RCEC office located at 121 N. Main, Portales, NM and on our website.