Since their founding more than 80 years ago, Texas’ electric cooperatives have been committed to empowering the communities they serve. Of course, that mission includes providing electricity, but it’s so much more than that. Co-ops not only power homes and businesses across rural and suburban Texas but also invest time, energy, and compassion into improving their members’ quality of life.
A sense of purpose has guided co-ops throughout their existence, and for Fayette Electric Cooperative and other electric cooperatives across the country, that means investing in our young people—the leaders of tomorrow.
Fayette EC is proud to carry on its commitment to empowering local youths by sponsoring two high school students from its service area to participate in the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a 10-day, guided trip to Austin and Washington, D.C., June 12-21, 2022.
Youth Tour began more than 55 years ago, when electric cooperatives joined forces to follow then-Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson’s call to send youths to the nation’s capital to “actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”
Texas co-ops sent their first Youth Tour delegation to Washington, D.C. in 1965. The group of 58 deserving teens joined their peers from across Co-op Country to explore the capital, meet with their congressional representatives to discuss important issues and broaden their view of the world. Since then, more than 4,400 Texas students have gone on the unforgettable trip.
To become part of this legacy and represent Fayette EC on Youth Tour, apply now.
Eligible entrants must:
- Be a high school sophomore, junior or senior
- Reside in the home of a parent or legal guardian who is a full-time resident within Fayette EC’s service territory;
- Submit an application.
Applications can be downloaded here and are due back to Fayette EC by January 21, 2022.
For more information about Youth Tour, visit TexasYouthTour.com and YouthTour.org, or contact Tracy Denton at (979) 968-3181 or email@example.com