Central has dedicated itself to educating our youth by offering a variety of programs designed to teach youth about electrical safety, leadership and the world of cooperatives. Not only have we made an investment in our members, but also we have expanded that investment to include all children within our service area.
Be Safety Smart
An elementary program designed to teach students in the first and second grades about electric safety. Everyone enjoys the many conveniences of electricity, but too often it is taken for granted and we forget how dangerous electricity can be. Be Safety Smart emphasizes these points and introduces the students to some of the equipment that linemen wear on the job. Central also has an electric safety demo unit that features Neon Leon and Lightning Liz. Leon and Liz are made to make unsafe decisions and get “zapped” when they neglect to Be Safety Smart. This is a program the kids really enjoy, yet it reminds them of lessons we all need to know. Together, with Louie the Lightning Bug, students and Central will learn what it means to Be Safety Smart. Contact Central to schedule a safety presentation for your class or student organization!
A weeklong, all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C., filled with tours of out nation's greatest monuments, making connections with other student leaders from across the nation, meeting our state's national political leaders and developing personal leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Interested students who are currently in the 11th grade at a school in Central's service area are eligible to participate in the Youth Tour contest.
The Youth Tour contest typically happens each Fall, however for the 2020-21 school year the contest has been moved to early 2021. More information will be posted to this page as it become available in January/February 2021.
Youth Power Energy Camp
YouthPower Energy Camp is designed to help develop leadership skills, have summertime fun, and at the same time learn about one of rural America’s most important industries – rural electrification.