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Youth Leadership Congress


What will you do at the WECA YLC? 

  • See what makes the cooperative business model different and successful and apply this knowledge to fun and challenging cooperative activities.
  • Work together with other youth leaders from around Wisconsin to demonstrate the power and value of cooperation.
  • Identify and develop your own leadership skills.
  • Learn some of the important history that has shaped today’s cooperatives.
  • Discuss cooperative careers with professionals in the industry.
  • Be entertained and challenged by highly acclaimed motivational speakers who understand teens and explore topics important and relevant in your life.
  • Experience college life at a University of Wisconsin campus!

A few things that make this conference different:

  • This is a by-teens, for-teens cooperative leadership conference! It is planned and developed by a youth board elected at the previous year’s event.
  • Attendees don’t pay! They are sponsored by their local electric cooperatives!
  • Students spend three days on a college campus and experience a typical college environment, complete with living in the residence halls, attending sessions throughout campus, and even experiencing UW–River Falls’ dining service. (Hint: Do NOT miss the ice cream!)
  • Finally, attendees elected to the youth board will not only plan the next conference their way; they also have the opportunity to attend the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association National Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., the following June! 

Registration opens March 2, 2015, and closes June 15, 2015. As always, thank you to our sponsors and chaperones! This program is not possible without their support



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