Youth Leadership Summit
Jay Sanders, community relations coordinator just came back from the Youth Leadership Summit, March 3 – 6. He explains, “It’s a yearly event we sponsor that allows two deserving students from 20 area high schools to take a hands-on look at state government, learn networking and leadership skills and develop a better understanding of their local electric cooperatives.” Part of the trip also includes meaningful interaction with student leaders from other parts of the state.
The students began their summit with a stop at our headquarters and a TVA facility. They also met a State Trooper and Miss Tennessee at an event dinner. Among other activities during the summit was a trip to Nashville to visit the State Capitol Building where students were welcomed by the Tennessee General Assembly. In addition, summit attendees also held a mock session in the Senate Chambers, debating and voting on a bill they developed.
The one thing Jay wants members to know is that “we are here to help guide and educate our youth.” Student leaders are chosen by their school’s guidance counselor.
For more about this youth program, visit our website at www.MTEMC.com/Youth-Leadership-Summit