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Youth Tour

12/8/20: Because of the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus, Youth Tour 2021 in Washington, D.C., has been canceled. Details about a Virginia-specific experience are under consideration.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour features more than 1,600 students from 44 states meeting in Washington, D.C.  Students learen more about their country, American history, cooperatives and interact with their elected officials.

The Youth Tour is five exciting days packed with activities in our nation’s capital, and a great opportunity for students to see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process, and meet peers from across the country.

Learn more about the 2020 Youth Tour students here: Youth Tour 2020

Read about the experiences from the 2019 Youth Tour participants by clicking here: Youth Tour Experience 2019

To participate in the program, students must be high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive electric service from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.  Final selection is based on an application and a personal interview.

For additional information, visit the Youth Tour website at or contact