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Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience

The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience Program (CYCLE) is an annual three-day conference held in Jefferson City, MO, that brings together some of the brightest young leaders from across Missouri for a unique and exciting leadership experience. Each summer, CYCLE delegates gather for activities and discussion sessions focused on electric cooperative history, state government and leadership skill development.

More than 95 high school sophomores and juniors will receive invitations to attend this year’s prestigious youth conference. This year, WRVEC will choose four 10th grade students to participate in Missouri’s Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) in our state capitol July 15-17, 2020.

Local teachers are invited to nominate students at the 10th grade level to serve as CYCLE delegates, or students may apply independently. On the application, students are asked to submit a narrative about their school activities and community service.

Applications will be taken for CYCLE in March!

What to Expect

Program participants will take a guided tour of the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Missouri State Capitol Building. During these tours, students will meet a number of prominent officials including Supreme Court of Missouri Judge Marry Rhodes Russell. Delegates also get an introduction to Missouri’s history and legislative process.

A special CYCLE session in the Senate and House of Representatives Chamber gives delegates an exclusive hands-on experience as they become the General Assembly.