This is how Sioux Valley Energy gets high schoolers to annual meeting

A group of high schoolers is standing together. There’s lots of excited chatter out of some and lots of quiet space around others. They’re joking, bursts of laughter heard across the room. One girl stands with her hands on her hips; one guy keeps twisting his toe into the floor.

It’s a scene that could take place at any high school basketball game or skate park or after prom party.

But this is a scene straight from Sioux Valley Energy’s 75th Annual Meeting.

EmPOWER Youth Leadership by Sioux Valley EnergyIt’s just what electric co-ops have been talking about for years, the idea of getting young people to come to annual meeting. How did the cooperative do it?

Watch a video and learn more about the EmPOWER Youth Leadership program in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Basin Today magazine: EmPOWER Youth Leadership at Sioux Valley Energy

EmPOWER Youth Leadership by Sioux Valley Energy

Jennie Patrick (far right), Sioux Valley Energy marketing specialist, talks with
EmPOWER students during a cruise on the Missouri River near Bismarck, ND.
The cruise wrapped up a day of tours that included Basin Electric’s Antelope
Valley Station, Dakota Gasification Company’s Great Plains Synfuels Plant and
The Coteau Properties Company’s Freedom Mine near Beulah, ND.

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