Cooperative Youth Conference
Each summer Pea River Electric Cooperative joins other rural electric cooperatives, the Federal Land Bank, the Dairy Farmers of America, Southern States, First South Farm Credit, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University in sponsoring the Alabama Cooperative Youth Conference. The purpose of this conference is to give youth in attendance the opportunity to study and understand our economic system and the important role cooperatives play in it. The conference also offers numerous opportunities for youth leadership development. While at the conference, students learn about the cooperative way of doing business and attend special sessions emphasizing citizenship, leadership and possible future careers with various businesses participating in the conference. Many recreational activities are available to attending students, including: swimming, boating, table tennis, basketball, rock climbing, indoor games, to name a few.
Pea River Electric sponsors three high school-aged youth each year to this three-day, all-expense paid conference. Those selected are normally recommended by their county extension agents, agricultural education instructors, Family & Consumer Science instructors or other community leaders. Applicants are reviewed by a committee of the Alabama Council of Cooperatives, whose decision on acceptance for attendance is final. Applicants who are selected to attend the conference are notified upon being accepted.
If you would like more information concerning the Alabama Cooperative Youth Conference, contact the Communications Department of Pea River Electric at 1-800-264-7732 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org