Youth Programs

NRECA's Youth Tour and Youth Scholarships

2022 Youth Tour Update

For over 50 years, teens from rural America have been coming to Washington, D.C. on the “trip of a lifetime,” courtesy of their local sponsoring electric cooperative, their state association, and NRECA. Over the years, these delegates have toured some of the finest museums in the world and visited America’s most historic monuments. They have met with their elected officials and explored Capitol Hill. They have learned about the impact electric cooperatives have on their communities as well as how programs like NRECA International are impacting lives around the world. And each year, roughly 2,000 delegates and staff make an impact on Washington, D.C.

We are thrilled to be back after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2021 event. States participating in NRECA’s 2022 Youth Tour are staying in Washington for about a week and staggering their travel dates between June 14 and June 24. Youth Tour is a life-changing trip that brings more than a thousand high school juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. from all across America. Students are selected by their local electric cooperative.

Please contact NRECA’s Youth Programs & Training Manager Beth Knudson | with any questions.