What alumni say about Youth Tour

Youth Tour has a rich history, dating back to the 1957 National Rural Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting. During that meeting, then-Texas Sen. Lyndon Johnson conceived the idea of “sending those youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

From this idea, the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour was born. Through the years, as a result of this trip, over 50,000 young people across the country have seen their national government in action, met with their congressional representatives and learned about the rural electric program. Here are what some recent Youth Tour alumni have said: