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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.

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!

The annual tour is coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and is sponsored jointly by NRECA, electric cooperatives such as Coos-Curry Electric and by statewide electric cooperative associations such as the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

To qualify you must be a high school junior, live within our service territory, and your parent/guardian must have an active membership in their name.  Applicants must submit a completed application and video essay no later than 5:30 p.m. on January 16, 2020.

Submit your application through our Online Youth Tour Application or if you prefer you can download the 2020 Youth Tour Application and full eligibility criteria! Once your application is received, you will be sent a link to submit your video essay to the CCEC 2020 Youth Tour closed group to post your video. Videos will only be available to the group of Youth Tour applicants, not the public.


Kaylee Cover from Brookings-Harbor High School in Brookings represented CCEC for the NRECA Washington D.C. Youth Tour June 13 -20, 2019



Past delegate, Gabby Amerman-Smith from Pacific High School in Port Orford represented CCEC for the NRECA Washington D.C. Youth Tour - June 8 - 14, 2018.