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!
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.
Youth Tour Scholarship Contest
- Applicants must be members of the 2020-21 Junior Class in a school within the CREC service territory.
- After review of the applications, five students will be selected for final interviews. Two of those will be awarded a $2,000 dollar scholarship. The three remaining finalist will receive $250 dollar scholarships.
- Applicants must be able to participate in the interview process by appointment during the week of March 22-26, 2021 at CREC, 3305 S. Boomer Rd., Stillwater, OK. More details will be provided to those selected for interviews.
- Each applicant shall submit a completed application online.
- Entries must be received by Friday, February 19, at 5 p.m.
- All applications become the property of Central Rural Electric Cooperative.
- All applications will be reviewed by judges chosen by CREC.
- Five finalists will be selected for interviews based on their applications.
- Judges will choose two winners for the $2,000 dollar scholarship based upon the following criteria:
- 25% Written Application & Resumé
- School, community and work activities
- 25% Essay
- Essay should be an original work of 600 to 800 words typed and double spaced on 8½” x 11” paper.
- No name should appear on the essay but must be included on the cover sheet.
- Correct usage of words, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.
- Recognizable point being made and solid support of your view.
- 50% Interview
- Knowledge of electric cooperatives
- Responses to interview questions
- Poise and Personality (overall presentation)
“The need for rural electricity has been established for nearly a century. In the age of technology, why is it important for rural America to have a reliable source of internet, and how can the cooperative providing rural internet benefit your community?”
The top two finalists will be awarded a $2,000 dollar scholarship.
Questions concerning the essay, interview or the trip should be directed to Kory Frazier, at email@example.com or 405-372-2884