Attention High School Juniors and Seniors:

Become a Part of the Legacy – Apply Today!

June 16-23, 2024

Since our founding more than 80 years ago, Texas’ electric cooperatives have been committed to empowering the communities they serve. That mission includes providing electricity, but it’s so much more than that.  Coops not only power homes and businesses across rural and suburban Texas but also invest time, energy and compassion into improving members’ quality of life.

This means investing in young people – the leaders of tomorrow. One of the ways Bartlett Electric Cooperative works to empower local youths is through the Government-In-Action Youth Tour – a weelong, guided trip to Washington, D.C.

Youth Tour is an action-packed trip to the U.S. capital with about 125 of your peers and chaperones from across Texas. You’ll visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, memorials and more.

Be a part of this legacy shared by the more than 3,800 past Texas Youth Tour students who have participated since 1965. Apply today!

Eligibility:  Students who have completed their sophomore year of high school and whose parent or legal guardian is a member of Bartlett Electric Cooperative are eligible.

 If selected as a Youth tour delegate, you will be travelling to Washington , D .C . to  experience  and  learn about  American’s rich  history.  What moment in  American history do you wish  you  had  been  a  part of 
and  what  woulyou have contributed ?

The winner will be chosen according to originality and content of his or her essay. The winner could also be asked to give a brief summary of his or her trip at BECs Annual Membership Meeting in October 2024 following the trip. Essays must be attached to the completed application and submitted no later than January 31st, 2024.

For more information, visit and or contact Carrie Wenzel by phone at (254)527-3829 or by email at for an application


2024 Youth Tour Application


If you need further information, please visit and or contact:

Carrie Wenzel
(254) 527-3829

Monday – Friday
8:00 – 5:00

Application and essay must be received
before 5:00 PM on January 31, 2024:

Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Youth Tour Contest
27492 Hwy. 95
Bartlett, TX 76511
Attn: Carrie Wenzel