Youth Leadership Congress

Youth Leadership Congress

Students develop leadership skills, learn about cooperatives

The annual Youth Leadership Congress is a dynamic three-day event sponsored by Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives and the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association. It is a unique opportunity for youth to develop their leadership skills while learning the purpose, operation, and scope of cooperative businesses.

2017 Youth Leadership Congress
Students participating in the 2017 Youth Leadership Congress learned about the value of cooperation. 
This year's event will take place July 25–27 at UW-River Falls.
Rock Energy will pay for two high school students to attend the sessions. Applicants must be current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who reside in the co-op's service territory and are children of co-op members.
What will you do at Youth Leadership Congress?
  • See what makes the cooperative business model different and successful and apply this knowledge to fun and challenging cooperative activities.

  • Work together with other youth leaders to demonstrate the power and value of cooperation.

  • Identify and develop your own leadership skills.

  • Learn some of the important history that has shaped today’s cooperatives.

  • Discuss cooperative careers with professionals in the industry.

  • Be entertained and challenged by highly acclaimed motivational speakers who understand teens and explore topics important and relevant in your life.

  • Experience college life at a University of Wisconsin campus.

Click on the link below to submit your online application. Applications must be submitted by April 13. If you have questions, please call Barbara Uebelacker, communications director, at 866-752-4550. You can also email her.