Youth Programs

Youth Programs

ENERGY CAMP

YouthPower Energy Camp is designed to help you develop your leadership skills, have summertime fun, and at the same time learn about one of rural America’s most important industries – rural electrification. And best of all, you’ll make friendships that will last a lifetime!

This opportunity is open to 8th graders from communities in AEC’s service area.  Join other 8th graders, May 30 – June 2, 2023, from all over the state of Oklahoma at Red Rock Canyon, just south of Hinton, OK.  

Applications for Energy Camp are due February 7, 2023! 

ENERGY CAMP contest

Students will submit their online applications and leadership survey by February 7, 2023. Judges will choose four students to represent AEC at Energy Camp 2023.

What activities are you involved in at school and within your community?

What leadership skills have you learned by being involved in these activities? 

What are your Top 3 accomplishments? Which is the most important to your and why? 

Hobbies, Talents & Special Interests? 

YouthPower Energy Camp is designed to help develop leadership skills, have summertime fun, and at the same time learn about one of rural America’s most important industries – rural electrification. 

What kind of leader are you? 

What or Who inspires you?

Why do you want to attend Energy Camp?

Student Reference –

  • Alfalfa Electric Cooperative is looking for students who will represent our co-op and your school in a positive manner. Please provide one reference (that you have permission from) for us to contact on your behalf. Please provide a reference outside of your English teacher.

After the submission of the Student Details, Leadership Survey, and the Camp Application – 

Judges will evaluate the Leadership Survey, Camp Application, and may contact the student-provided reference to determine the Energy Camp delegates.

Before applying, make sure you can attend YouthPower Energy Camp May 30 – June 2, 2023! 

  • I am currently an 8th grade student. 
  • I live in Alfalfa Electric Cooperative’s service area or attend a school in its service area.  
  • I can attend YouthPower Energy Camp May 30-June 2, 2023. 
  • I have confirmed my availability with my parents, coaches, church group, club sponsors, and anyone else who makes decisions about my life. 
  • I want to attend this camp and make lifelong friendships while learning about cooperative electrification! 

YOUTH TOUR

Youth Tour – a week-long, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., is BACK! Alfalfa Electric Cooperative is proud to announce that in June 2023, three delegates (juniors from high schools within our service territory) will travel to our nation’s capital. They will tour historic sites and national landmarks, meet state congressional leaders, and more! Youth Tour is affectionately known as the “trip of a lifetime” by former Youth Tourians and is one of AEC’s most anticipated youth events of the year. 

Applications for Youth Tour 2023 were due January 10, 2023! 

 

Youth Tour contest

Students will submit their online applications and essays on the given topic. Seven applicants will be selected as finalists. These finalists must attend the Youth Tour interviews on Monday, February 13, at 4:00. Judges will choose three students to represent AEC at Youth Tour 2023 in Washington, D.C. The judges will also select two students to attend Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Colorado. All seven finalist will receive a $500 scholarship. 

If you were given a $500 budget, how would you utilize the funds to create a project to benefit your community? Would electricity be involved? Could services from Alfalfa Electric Cooperative be of assistance with this project? 

 

You will complete the Business Plan before writing your essay. This is an excellent outline for it. You will submit both your Business Plan and your Essay online within the application. 

After the submission of the Business Plan, the Essay, and the Student Survey – 

Judges will evaluate the Business Plan, the Essay, and the Student Survey to determine the finalists. Finalists must attend the Interview Process on Monday, February 13, from 4:00 – 6:00 to determine the Youth Tour Winners and the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp (CLYC) Winners. The Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C., is June 16-23, 2023 (OK), or June 15-22 (KS). The CYLC to Colorado is July 14-20. Before applying, make sure you can attend the events on these dates. 

  • I am currently a high school junior. 
  • I live in Alfalfa Electric Cooperative’s service area or attend a school in its service area. 
  • I can attend the Interview Process on February 13, 2023. 
  • I can attend Youth Tour (OK June 16-22; KS June 15-23) and CYLC (July 14-20). 
  • I have confirmed my availability with my parents, coaches, church group, club sponsors, and anyone else who makes decisions about my life. 
  • I want to win this! 
  • Choose a $500 project (something that you are passionate about) that would benefit your community. 
  • Complete the Business Plan Template that is provided. 
  • Write your Essay – double-spaced 500-word essay. 
  • Be sure to complete your Business Plan and Essay before clicking the link to complete the application, as both will be submitted within the application. 
  • A parent or guardian must sign the permission agreement when the student submits all three parts – the Business Plan, the Essay, and the Student Survey. 

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Alfalfa Electric is looking for two high school seniors to represent us at the 2023 Leadership Summit. 

This opportunity is open to high school seniors from communities in AEC’s service area.  Join other leaders, March 13, 2023, from all over the state of Oklahoma at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. 

What will you gain from Leadership Summit?

  1. $500 scholarship + certificate
  2. You will get to hear from two fantastic speakers, Rhett Laubach and Kelly Barnes. 

Apply today to join other young leaders for this unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Applications were due February 1, 2023.

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