South Dakota Connect Con: A Youth Leadership Experience
Attention high school students!
If your parent or guardian is a member of Butte Electric Cooperative, you have a chance to take an all-expenses-paid trip around the beautiful Black Hills for a youth leadership event from July 26-29. If chosen, you will meet other students from electric cooperatives throughout the state and take part in South Dakota’s Connect Con: A Youth Leadership Experience.
Participants will get to stay on campus at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., and have the opportunity to develop professional skills, deepen their knowledge of the thriving electric industry, and build new friendships. During their stay, students will get to listen to industry experts and participate in hands-on activities designed to enhance their leadership skills. Students will even be given the opportunity to tour the Spearfish Hydro Plant and Butte Electric Cooperative, learning about the past, present, and future of South Dakota’s energy industry along the way.
There will also be plenty of time built-in for recreation and socializing – students will play games, go hiking in the scenic Spearfish Canyon, and much more. Participants can look forward to connecting with students from all across South Dakota, learning from each other, and building strong friendships.
To apply, complete the application linked below. Application submissions should be completed with:
- Connect Con Application
- Essay of 300-500 words - see application for the essay topic.