Youth Programs

Youth Programs


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 from all over the state of Oklahoma at Red Rock Canyon, just south of Hinton, OK.  

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Alfalfa Electric Cooperative in Cherokee, Oklahoma, is sponsoring its Youth Tour Essay Contest for all high school juniors. Unfortunately, with Covid and other issues in Washington, D.C., AEC does not feel comfortable sending students on any out-of-state trips this year; however, we hope to get back to the genuine Youth Tour Program next year. With that said, the essay process is more straightforward this year. The necessary steps of the contest are as follows:

    • Students must write their essays and submit them along with the application form and activity sheet.       
    • A skilled judge will determine the top seven essay winners. One student will represent Kansas. The other six winners can be students from either state.
    • To receive their awards, the seven students must agree to attend an event (honoring them) at AEC on Monday, March 7.   

All seven winners will receive  $500 and a MacBook Air. The deadline for all essays and applications is Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Essays, application forms, and activity sheets must be delivered by mail or hand-delivered to AEC by this date. AEC encourages all students to participate in this outstanding program.


AEC offers our Safety Smart Program for 2nd and 3rd grades to the schools in our service territory. The program consists of indoor and outdoor electric safety. Animated videos of either Louie Lightning Bug or Kato and the Safety Rangers remind students to be safe around electricity. An electric safety demonstration shows how electricity can be dangerous if not respected. For more information concerning this program, contact Robyn Turney at 580-596-3333.

Leadership summit

Leadership camp

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