Northwestern REC has created this new program to give high school juniors the opportunity to learn all about the cooperative way of business and energy related issues, gain leadership skills, and perform community service projects. The Youth Ambassador Program is a precursor to the Rural Electric Youth Tour. Students who participate in at least 5 of the tentative meetings will be automatically chosen for the Rural Electric Youth Tour (or an equivalent trip should the Youth Tour be cancelled). The student who wins the Youth Ambassador competition at the end of the program will be chosen as Northwestern REC's Youth Leadership candidate. What do you say? Are you up for this unique opportunity?
Meetings may be in person, remote or a combination of both and will be scheduled when it is convenient for the students.
Topics include: National Co-op Month, the co-op difference, fundamentals of electricity, hot line demonstration
Topics include: life of a lineman, interview with one of our guys.
Topics include: Commitment to Community - community service project
Topics include: Economic Participation - life cycle of capital credits
Topics include: preparing for the Rural Electric Youth Tour
Topics include: alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, digester; also featuring Net Metering. Possible tour of solar installation.
Topics include: outage restoration; right-of-way maintenance; importance of landscaping (from safety standpoint as well as energy efficiency). Community service project in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day.
Energy Competition! End the program with a Kahoot competition to rehash everything learned. Winner will be chosen as Northwestern REC's Youth Leadership Council candidate.
THE Rural Electric Youth Tour! Dates TBD.
Youth Ambassadors are introduced at the 87th Annual Meeting. Final community service project.