The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) is a four-day leadership conference held annually in Jefferson City in mid-July. It brings together some of the best and brightest young leaders from across Missouri. The focus is to help students learn about electric cooperatives and Missouri state government, and to teach leadership skills. The program includes nationally known speakers, tours of great Missouri museums, and a day at the state Capitol. The 2024 CYCLE Conference will be held July 16 – 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Jefferson City.

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative selects two area students to attend CYCLE each year, with lodging, meals and transportation provided by HOEC.

2023 participant Scarlet Bouchard
2023 Participant – Scarlet Bouchard, Bakersfield High School

Eligibility requirements

All area High School Juniors are eligible to apply for this opportunity (except for children of HOEC employees, who are ineligible).

The 2024 Application deadline is Friday, March 8, 2024. Click below to download the Application Form.

For more information on CYCLE, contact the HOEC Member Services Department between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday at 417-256-2131 or toll free 1-888-HOE-POWER.

2024 CYCLE APP.pdf (143.17 KB)