Youth Tour

Youth Tour 2024 will be held June 17- 21, 2024

Applications will be accepted from December 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024


Youth Tour Overview

Columbus Electric Cooperative and New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), are offering students from rural areas a once in a lifetime experience! Students get a first-hand look at the electric industry, learn about the legislative and governmental process, and get the rare opportunity to visit our nation’s capital.

Applicants must:

  • Be in the 11th or 12th grade when applying.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be an immediate family member of an active CEC member.
  • Be able to participate in the tour to Washington, D.C. June 17-21, 2024.
  • Submit the completed application and one original letter of recommendation provided by school personnel (teacher, counselor or principal) to Columbus Electric Cooperative, Inc. 
  • If selected, the delegate will need to attend a personal interview with a parent/guardian at the Columbus Electric Cooperative office in Deming, NM.
  • Deadline to submit an application is January 31, 2024

Apply Today!

Columbus Electric Cooperative will cover all registration, travel and tour expenses for two lucky students to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour. The student will also receive $500 spending money.  The total tour value is $3,000.00.