Youth Tour

Meet the 2020 Youth Tour delegates »

A tradition more than 60 years old, the 2020 Youth Tour trip was unfortunately canceled due to COVID-19. However, all of our 2020 delegates, with the exception of two seniors, will participate in next year’s trip. PEC is awarding the impacted seniors with a scholarship toward their continued education in the amount equivalent to the cost of the Youth Tour trip. Learn more about these two delegates below:

Danae BarkocyDanae Barkocy

Danae will attend Trinity University next year to study communications, and is considering a double major. “Even though I never got to fully participate in Youth Tour, I still really appreciated the opportunity to meet other passionate high schoolers from Central Texas,” she said. “I would highly encourage any current high schooler to apply for next year’s tour.”

Ashlee ReedAshlee Reed

Next year, Ashlee is attending Abilene Christian University with plans to double major in political science and education. “Although I am saddened that I will not be able to participate in the Youth Tour, I am extremely thankful for the scholarship that PEC is providing seniors,” Ashlee said. “During the experiences I was able to have with PEC, I always felt welcomed and encouraged. Thank you!”

Youth Tour

Each summer, our high school delegates join 1,500 students from electric cooperatives across the country on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., 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 our 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.

Applications for the 2020 Youth Tour are now closed. Learn more about the 2020 Youth Tour delegates now.

Learn more about how electric cooperatives are investing in their communities’ futures through Youth Tour on the Texas and NRECA Youth Tour sites.

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