The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) is a three day leadership conference held annually in Jefferson City in late 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.

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

Check back here for details to come in early 2024 about the 2024 CYCLE program and application process.

Eligibility requirements

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