Youth Programs Calendar

Below are the key dates for the Youth Tour and Youth Leadership Council (YLC). The YLC plays a key role in the NRECA Annual Meeting.

Youth Tour

June 10-17, 2016
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA

June 9-16, 2017 (Location TBD)
June 8-15, 2018 (Location TBD)

An element of the Youth Tour program is the Youth Leadership Council (YLC). During Youth Tour, one student from each state is selected by their state delegation to serve on NRECA’s Youth Leadership Council.

The YLC members are recognized on Youth Day and are flown back to Washington a month later, in July, to gain a broader understanding of electric cooperatives and the energy industry. The YLC members meet with NRECA leaders and Youth Tour alumni who work in Washington and on Capitol Hill. Also, the YLC students will deliver a 5-7 minute speech to their peers about what inspired them during Youth Tour.

The YLC member will also be part of NRECA’s Annual Meeting in the Spring of the following year. Typically the student will be there about four days. Students will travel on Saturday and return Wednesday morning.

It is important to note that the costs for travel, meals and housing for YLC members are covered by NRECA, the local cooperative and your state association of electric cooperatives. The only cost to the student will be for incidentals.

Youth Leadership Council Conference

July 18-22, 2015
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA

July 16-20, 2016 (Location TBD)
July 15-19, 2017 (Location TBD)
July 14-18, 2018 (Location TBD)

Annual Youth Tour Directors Planning Meeting

November 9-10, 2015
Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA

November 7-8, 2016 (Location TBD)
November 6-7, 2017 (Location TBD)

NRECA Annual Meeting

February 11-18, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
YLC arrive on Saturday, February 13th/Depart on Wednesday, February 17th

February 23-March 2, 2017
San Diego, California
YLC arrive on Saturday, February 25th/Depart on Wednesday, March 1st

February 22-March 2, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee
YLC arrive on Saturday, February 24th/Depart Wednesday, February 28th