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Texas Celebrates Youth Tour Milestone

50 years of trips to Washington, D.C., sponsored by co-ops

Texas celebrates 50 years of the Government-in-Action Youth Tour in 2015. To mark the occasion, Texas Electric Cooperatives is throwing a party and launching Your Tour magazine.

Youth Tour is a co-op-sponsored trip for exceptional high schoolers to visit Washington, D.C.

They experience American history, learn about the energy industry and see their government in action. Electric cooperatives in Texas have participated in this national program since 1965 as a way to “empower young people to improve the quality of their lives, their communities and their futures,” says TEC President and CEO Mike Williams.

The more than 3,700 Texas Youth Tour alumni were invited to attend the Texas Youth Tour anniversary celebration and reunion June 10 in Austin. The Texas Youth Tour alumni magazine, dubbed Your Tour, debuts in June and features alumni profiles that share how the trip influenced their lives, as well as fun facts and the history of the program. Your Tour is available in co-op offices across Texas, and complimentary copies will be mailed to alumni. Visit or the Texas Youth Tour Alumni page on Facebook.