The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives has launched a new online program for rural high school students. The Iowa Youth Leadership Academy is geared towards high school students with a passion for leadership. The program will open their eyes to how cooperatives impact our daily lives and the opportunities available through cooperative careers and Youth Tour. They’ll learn how to advocate for issues important to them and hear from dynamic speakers.
There are three scheduled IYLA Zoom sessions (45 minutes – 1 hour each):
Oct 5 at 7:00 p.m. > The Cooperative Business Model and Why It Matters
Oct 14 at 7:00 p.m. > Rural Iowa Advocacy
Oct 26 at 7:00 p.m. > Civic Involvement/Leadership
Participating students can look forward to cool swag and a chance to win awesome prizes. The IYLA will give away a pair of Apple Air Pods at the end of each session! Students who attend all three sessions will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 college scholarship.
If a student has a conflict with one of the IYLA Zoom sessions, the recorded version will be available the next day on the IYLA website or on their Facebook page. The student should watch the recorded version as soon as possible and then contact Jenny McIntyre at Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative at 888-788-1551 to report they watched the recorded Zoom session. Their name will be entered in the drawing for the scholarship if they meet the requirements.