Giving Back

PEC invites local students to apply for free Youth Tour trip to Washington, D.C.

High schoolers encouraged to apply online by Dec. 16

For more than 60 years, PEC has been proud to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program. This summer, 10 PEC high school delegates will join 1,500 students from electric cooperatives across the country on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. On the trip, the students will tour historical sites, meet their representatives, and create lifelong friendships.

“Providing this once-in-a-lifetime experience is just one way PEC shows its commitment to education and opportunity for Central Texas youth,” said PEC Youth Engagement Representative Celeste Mikeska. “We encourage every eligible high school student to apply for this incredible opportunity.”

Ten PEC delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour historical sites, including Arlington National Cemetery, Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Washington National Cathedral, and more.
  • Meet local political representatives and learn more about local and national government.
  • Create lifelong friendships with students from all around the country.

To become a PEC delegate, students must:

  • Have completed their high school sophomore, junior, or senior year by June 2020.
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who is a PEC member in good standing.
  • Be available to attend the trip June 17-26.
  • Submit an application and two referral letters online by Monday, Dec. 16, at 11:59 p.m.

Applications open Nov. 18. Students are invited to learn more and apply by visiting pec.coop/youth-tour.