The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) brings together some of the brightest young leaders from across Missouri for a three-day event that shows students more about electric cooperatives, teaches them leadership skills and gives them the opportunity to experience Missouri state government. This all-expenses-paid conference is for high school sophomores and juniors who desire to lead their schools.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 CYCLE trip was canceled. In 2021, the trip is taking a different turn. Delegates from each sponsoring cooperative will participate in the CYCLE Experience, spending two days at their local electric cooperative and one at the district transmission cooperative. The delegates from across the state will still join together and conference in with the rest of the Missouri delegates from the comfort of their local co-op. While this event will not look exactly like the traditional CYCLE, the CYCLE Experience, or “CYCLE2k21”, will still include the learning, networking and fun that the normal event provides to students.
High school sophomores can apply today for the “CYCLE2k21” Experience today by filling out the application on our website at maconelectric.com/cycle. Applications are due by April 23rd!