Youth Leadership Program
Pearl River Valley Electric, in an effort to help develop the future leaders of our communities and state, participates with other rural electric cooperatives in Mississippi in a statewide Youth Leadership Program. Now in its 28th year, the program is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about electric power associations, how and why cooperatives operate, and how electricity is distributed, in addition to sharpening their leadership skills.
Each fall, Pearl River Valley sponsors two area high school students to participate in the program. The Association selects the winners from essays submitted by students throughout its 12-county service area.
Cody Letchworth of West Marion High School and Mitch Strider of Sumrall High School (pictured) are the winners for 2012-13. In March they attended a Youth Leadership Workshop in Jackson and in June they will join thousands of other students from around the country at the national Youth Leadership Tour in Washington, DC.
Click here for more information about the National Rural Electric Youth Tour.
2014 application information will be available this Fall.