Selected High School juniors sponsored by La Plata Electric
Each summer, the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp brings together approximately 100 high school students selected by electric cooperatives in
On Day One at camp, students form a “cooperative,” like LPEA, and elect a board of directors. Each member of the cooperative is expected to take part in the workings of the co-op by seeking election to the board or by serving on one of the camp activity committees.
Students also participate in a hands-on legislative simulation and meet with several state congressmen and lobbyists. Additionally, excursions to the Craig Station Power Plant,
“We are interested in honoring the selected students for their accomplishments,” said Greg Munro, LPEA CEO, noting that the students will meet with the LPEA board of directors following their experience at the camp. “We’re very proud of our leadership students and want to hear from them. We learn a lot from them as well.”
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its nearly 30,000 members with more than 40,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. The cooperative offers a variety of educational programs and employment opportunities. For additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.