With the cancellation of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour and Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp, Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC) is coordinating the 2021 virtual Kansas Electric Youth (KEY) Leadership Conference. Sumner-Cowley Electric is one of fourteen electric cooperatives in Kansas and Oklahoma who have selected students for this exclusive leadership opportunity.
The online leadership event will take place during the week of June 21.
The conference will focus each morning on different aspects of leadership and will include engaging speakers, dynamic activities, and unique challenges. Networking is always a big part of the electric cooperative youth programs as delegates connect with like-minded, high-achieving teens. Through the 2021 virtual leadership experience, students can get to know their peers across the state through mentor groups and off-line chats.
Sumner-Cowley selected this year’s winners through an application process that includes an evaluation of their academic achievement, as well as their community and school involvement. Candidates in 2021 were also evaluated through essay and interview portions of the application process.
These opportunities are important for many reasons, both for Sumner-Cowley and for the students selected to represent our co-op. It provides the co-op a chance to give back to our members in a unique way, by providing these young folks with the opportunity to grow as a person, a leader and a student.
This year’s winners are: