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Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience


  • Are you a sophomore in high school?
  • Are you a leader in your community?
  • Do you want to learn more about Missouri state government?
  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Would you like the opportunity to connect with other youth leaders and attend a national award-winning leadership program?


If you answered YES to any of these questions, then CYCLE is for you! The next CYCLE conference is scheduled for July 12-14, 2017. Boone Electric Cooperative will send up to six students to participate in this three day conference held in Jefferson City. The application process has been completed for 2017.

CYCLE brings in some of the 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 and a day at the state Capitol. There is also time for some fun things like an outdoor barbeque and a hypnosis. The group is also divided up into smaller teams that compete in various events like the “build a cooperative” game.


Watch the 2014 CYCLE Video



2016 winners from left to right: Lydia Loethen (Hallsville), Payton Drake (Harrisburg), Rachel Guilford (Sturgeon), Heather Dougan (Southern Boone) and Ethan Shumate (Southern Boone).



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