Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives is committed to building the next generation of electric cooperative members.
Every June, approximately 40 students from around the state attend the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour. This educational leadership experience takes high school sophomores and juniors on a fun and unique trip to Washington, D.C., where they meet 1,600 other co-op teens from around the country. While in D.C., students learn about the unique cooperative business model, visit Capitol Hill to meet with Ohio’s legislative leaders and experience the sights and sounds and rich history of our nation’s capital.
Since 1954, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives has been helping students continue their education by offering several scholarship opportunities, including the Children of Members Scholarship, the Louise Freeland Scholarship, the Ohio Line Supervisors Association Scholarship, and the Technical Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded in partnership with Ohio's 24 electric cooperatives, which serve the homes and businesses these students are involved with in their daily lives.
E3 Smart Program
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives has also paired with the Ohio Energy Project to educate students on energy use through the E3 Smart program. E3 Smart provides teachers with practical lesson plans and supplies that help students monitor and reduce their families’ energy use. The curriculum is designed by teachers, for teachers and adheres to all state educational standards.
For more information or to apply to one of your co-op youth programs, contact your electric cooperative’s youth programs coordinator.