Cuivre River Electric Cooperative is looking to select six high school sophomores who are leaders and want to make a difference in their communities.
This year’s Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) will be held virtually, scheduled for July 21-23, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A number of speakers and other activities are planned similar to the great conference that normally is held in-person each summer.
The annual contest is open to high school sophomores who live and attend school in CREC’s general service area, or who have the co-op’s service in their homes. Local teachers are invited to nominate sophomore students to serve as CYCLE delegates, or students may apply independently.
As part of the application process, sophomore students are asked to submit a narrative about their school activities and community service. Applications are available at cuivre.com, at CREC offices in Troy and Lake Saint Louis, and at local high schools.
The application deadline is April 16. A panel of judges will select six CYCLE delegates, and the names will be announced on May 14.
The CYCLE program is free for all attendees. Organizers anticipate delegates spending two of the three days at CREC offices and one day in Jefferson City. More details will be announced at a later date.
The CYCLE program is in its 18th year and is a past recipient of the National Community Youth Service award for the top youth program among all electric cooperatives in the country. Since 2004, Cuivre River has sponsored and provided more than 60 students with a continued focus on youth leadership and educational opportunities at CYCLE.
For more information about the CYCLE program, contact Tim Schmidt at 636-695-4837 or by email at email@example.com.