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Youth Tour

What makes electric cooperatives different from other utilities is that "giving something back to the community" is part of their business plan. Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington, D.C.? Because it is important to learn about the political process and to interact with government. Students will come home from this, all expenses paid, once in a lifetime opportunity as a better leader with a sense that they can make a difference.

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s. Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and U.S. government, and walk away with a greater understanding of their roles as citizens. It is truly a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!

Contest Rules:

  • You must be a dependent of an active Central Valley Electric Cooperative member
  • You must be a high school junior or senior
  • You must complete and return an application


Applications for the 2020 Youth Tour are due Friday, January 17, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.


Click HERE for an application.



Submit Applications to:

Central Valley Electric Cooperative

c/o Member Services

PO Box 230

Artesia, NM 88211


Give us a call at 575-746-3571 or e-mail, to find out more information!





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