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. We continue this tradition of promoting youth leadership by sending four area students on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Kansas Electric Youth (KEY) Leadership Conference and the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp.
The KEY Leadership Conference in Topeka provides leadership learning opportunities, engaging speakers and team-building activities. Student leaders from across the state will tour the Kansas State Capitol, FreeState Electric Cooperative and other local attractions.
The Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp, held at Glen Eden resort near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, provides students with the opportunity to learn about cooperatives, form their own candy cooperative, hear from dynamic speakers and raft down the Colorado river. High school students from electric cooperative communities in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming participate in this leadership camp.
We congratulate the four applicants selected to represent 4 Rivers at these events:
Hayden Sides, a junior at Burlington High School, attending KEY Leadership Conference.
Shelby Starbuck, a junior at Fredonia High School, attending KEY Leadership Conference.
Elizabeth Kelley, a junior at Hartford High School attending Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp.
Emily Kelley, a junior at Hartford High School attending Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp.
4 Rivers is proud to have these local student leaders represent us this summer. Fostering youth leadership skills helps cultivate the strong leaders of tomorrow.