Every June, electric cooperatives send hundreds of High School students from around the country to Washington D.C. annually for the Government-In-Action Youth Tour.
The Government in Action Youth Tour 2021 will begin in Austin, Texas on Sunday, June 13th and will end in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, June 22nd. Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc. will sponsor one student from its service area for a 10 day all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The winning applicant will receive a travel package valued at $3,150.00, and will join other Texas High School students for a tour of the White House, the U.S. House and Senate Chambers, the Supreme Court, the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution, and many other national sites. Upon returning to Austin, the itinerary will continue with a tour of the Texas State Capitol and a visit to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The travel package includes air transportation to and from Washington D.C., hotel stay, meals, entrance fees, and $250.00 cash for miscellaneous expenses. Chaperones for the tour will be provided by the Texas Electric Cooperative Association and will accompany the students throughout the tour.
Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2021 Government in Action Youth Leadership Tour has been cancelled.