Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience
The CYCLE program is an award winning, three day conference held at our state capital in Jefferson City in July. It brings in some of the brightest young leaders from across Missouri - around 125 students. The focus is to show students more about electric cooperatives, teach leadership skills and experience Missouri state government. The program includes nationally know speakers and a day at the state Capitol. There is also time for some fun things like an outdoor barbeque and a hypnosis. The group is also divided up into smaller teams that compete in various events like the “build a cooperative” game.
Delegates for the CYCLE program are selected from the Youth Tour essay and interview contest. The two runner-up entries from the Youth Tour contest are awarded the CYCLE trip. CYCLE is also an all-expense paid experience for high school juniors with the same eligibility requirements as Youth Tour.
The 2019 CYCLE program is set for July 17 - 19 in Jefferson City, Missouri.
The 2019 CYCLE winners are Kenzie Clark, Fair Play High School and Kristin Fox, Pleasant Hope High School. Congratulations!
The 2018 CYCLE winners, Alexia Mayer of Macks Creek High School & Logan Underwood of Fair Play High School, pictured below.