4 Rivers Electric Cooperative is committed to the communities we serve, which means investing in our youth and providing educational, leadership and team-building opportunities. Our cooperative will continue this tradition of promoting youth leadership by sending four high school juniors on an all-expenses-paid trip to either the Kansas Electric Youth (KEY) Leadership Conference or the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp.
The KEY Leadership Conference in Topeka is June 5-8, 2022, and provides leadership learning opportunities, engaging speakers, and team-building activities. Student leaders from across the state will tour the Kansas State Capitol and other local attractions. Those selected for this experience also can apply for the Kansas seat on a national youth leadership council.
The Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp is July 15-21, 2022, at Glen Eden resort (www.glenedenresort.com) near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. High school students from electric cooperative communities in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming participate in this leadership camp. Together, they will create a candy cooperative, hear from dynamic speakers, and raft down the Colorado River.
Our 2022 youth representatives at the KEY Conference are Hayden Sides, Burlington High School, and Shelby Starbuck, Fredonia High School. Our 2022 youth representatives at Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp are Elizabeth Kelley, Hartford High School, and Emily Kelley, Hartford High School. We are excited to sponsor these student leaders this summer!
If you know of a student with strong leadership potential who is ready for new experiences, would like to network with other student leaders, and is willing to learn more about themselves and their communities, encourage them to apply for these incredible leadership opportunities in the future!
For more information, contact Austin Birk (ext 235) or April Engstrom (ext 306) at 620-364-2116.