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Jace Granville from Fredericksburg High School will join more than 150 Texas teens on the 2022 Government-in-Action Youth Tour in Washington D.C. this summer, thanks to Central Texas Electric Cooperative.

Granville was selected from among a pool of talented applicants who entered Central Texas Electric Co-op’s essay contest.  The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is an all-expenses-paid leadership trip to Washington, D.C., June 12-21, 2022, with more than 150 other Texas teens and 1,900 students from across the country.

Youth Tour is a long and storied co-op tradition that fits into cooperatives’ mission to empower and enrich the communities they serve. Since the program’s inception in 1965, more than 4,400 Texans have gone on the trip, which for many is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the monuments and museums of the nation’s capital, meet with elected officials, and forge lasting memories and lifelong friendships.

This year Granville’s adventure kicks off in Austin with a tour of the state Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Next, he and his fellow Texans fly to Washington to begin a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital, visiting Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Institution, memorials and more. Activities include learning about rural electrification, going on a Potomac River cruise with dinner and dancing, and meeting with congressional representatives.

The trip lasts just 10 days, but the experiences will shape participants’ lives for years to come.

By educating and mentoring the young people of our communities, Central Texas Electric Co-op hopes to provide today’s youths with the tools they need to become the leaders of tomorrow.