NRECA Youth Programs

Today's Youth ... Tomorrow's Leaders!

Our Story

America’s electric cooperatives have been bringing young leaders from rural America to Washington, D.C. on the "Trip of a Lifetime" since the 1950’s.
Tens of thousands of lives have been impacted and changed through this incredible program!

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2022 - Charge On!

We’re BACK!

We are so excited to welcome so many states back to D.C.! Things will look and feel a bit different this year, but the connections and adventures will be life changing!

Find your state’s information

Stay well & shine on!

Please contact NRECA’s Youth Programs & Training Manager:
Beth Knudson | with any questions.

Share Your Shine

Calling all Youth Tour Alums, Directors, Chaperones, and Delegates
(whether you’ve joined us in Washington, D.C., online, or both!)
We know you did some pretty cool things when we were all stuck in quarantine.

We want to hear all about them!

Share Your Shine

Has Youth Tour Impacted YOU?!

Whether you’re a delegate who participated in Youth Tour in the 1950’s, a Youth Tour Director with a couple dozen trips under your belt … or you find yourself somewhere in between … We want to know how the experience impacted YOU!
Share Your Story

Youth Tour Experiences

Listen to an impressive group of Youth Tour alumni share how they benefited from the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., meet their legislators and make life-long friendships with high school students from across the United States.