ETREYS2022 Group

2024 ETREYS Application - due April 1, 2024

Each year, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative joins eight other east Texas cooperatives in sponsoring the East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS).  DETEC offers an all-expenses-paid trip for 10 students who are attending a high school in the DETEC service area to ETREYS.  

While at ETREYS students participate in workshops, seminars and peer group activities that range from leadership development to pure entertainment.  Speakers from all walks of life including nationally-known personalities, athletes and professional leaders take part in the daily sessions.  Additionally, each student has a chance to compete for thousands in college scholarship funds. 

Established in 1988, the mission of ETREYS is to foster positive ideas and values among young people and to enhance skills in leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal relationships.  Participating cooperatives include: Bowie-Cass, Cherokee County, Deep East, Houston County, Jasper-Newton, Panola-Harrison, Rusk County, Upshur Rural and Wood County. 

Participants must be either a sophomore or junior and are selected on the basis of overall excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities including leadership positions, academic awards, etc. 

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Brittney Ford at or 936-229-3907.