The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience or CYCLE program is a three day leadership conference held annually in Jefferson City in late July. It brings in some of the best and brightest young leaders from across Missouri.

The focus is to show students more about electric cooperatives, teach leadership skills and experience Missouri state government. The program includes nationally known speakers, tours of great Missouri museums, and a day at the state Capitol. There is also time for some fun things like an outdoor BBQ, group activities, and a hypnosis.

The group is also divided up into smaller teams that compete in various events like the “build a cooperative” game. More than anything these students have a great time and create friendships that last a lifetime. If you are a high school sophomore or junior, you may be eligible to participate in this all-expenses paid trip to our state capital.

Check our list of participating electric cooperatives to see if the co-op in your area is a participant and may sponsor you as a delegate.

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