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Are you a high school junior looking to enhance your leadership skills? Or do you know someone that is? We encourage you to get involved with your local electric power association’s Youth Leadership Program! The program, now in it’s 27th year, offers young people the tools and knowledge that will enable them to sharpen their leadership skills in the classroom, community and family. Students must be in the 11th grade and are selected through various forms of competition conducted by the local electric power associations.
Students will attend a leadership workshop February 26-28, 2014 in Jackson. At this workshop, students will study the finer aspects of leadership, enjoy a first-hand look at our state government in action, sharpen leadership skills, and hear presentations from government leaders, local business leaders and rural electric power association professionals.
More than 1,500 high school juniors from across the nation will join the Mississippi delegation June 14-20, 2014 in Washington, D.C., for the Rural Electric Youth Tour. During the week, they will learn about cooperatives, rural electrification, the city and government. The seven-day schedule is full of sight-seeing, including all of the major monuments and memorials, the Smithsonian Museums, Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery, to name a few.
One student will be selected at the workshop to represent the Mississippi delegation on a national level. The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) member will receive a $1,000 scholarship upon fulfillment of duties.
All participants will be sponsored by their local electric power association. This includes all costs - everything from travel, lodging and meals! Mississippi’s electric cooperatives are dedicated to our young people and we want to make a difference in their lives.
Please contact your local electric power association.
“After touring Washington, D.C., I have gained a new appreciation for this great country. This experience has allowed me to see things in a whole new way!”
“This leadership program has changed my life! I feel that I have a new outlook on the kind of leader I want to be.”