March means it’s Cooperative Youth Leaders time.
The Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi’s Cooperative Leaders Workshop is set for March 1-3 in Jackson.
The three day-workshop features a true cooperative learning atmosphere where 83 high school juniors from all around the state will participate in cooperative teambuilding exercises.
The students will also have breakfast with their state lawmakers, hear speeches from Gov. Tate Reeves and Secretary of State Michael Watson, visit the State Capitol, attend a townhall meeting, and interact with motivational speakers.
Students are selected through various programs — educational opportunities, and/or interviews — conducted by their local electric cooperative.
The workshop is funded by the local electric cooperatives.
The 83 juniors will then attend the program’s Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. in June.
This year’s program is the 36th workshop.