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Just what is the Empower Youth program?

Here are some quick details.


  • The program will consist of sessions aiming to help high school students, freshman through senior, recognize their potential to be leaders in their communities, and ready them for lives based on selflessness and a commitment to bettering the world around them.

  • Sessions aim to help participants realize and build upon their strengths. This will be achieved via inspirational presenters, engaging programming, and thoughtful activities. Participants interested in taking their leadership capabilities to the next level will have the opportunity to help facilitate future Empower Youth program sessions.


    May 30: Session 1

  • Strengths Finder Assessment and training

  • Create the Empower Youth Cooperative

  • Leadership Yearbook

July 23-26: Session 2 Youth Excursion

  • 4 day trip to Bismarck, ND

  • Energy classes at Bismarck State College

  • Co-op 101

  • Basin Electric career panel and departmental tours

  • Tour Freedom Mine, DGC, and AVS

August-October (date to be determined): Session 3

  • Youth leadership speaker

  • College recruiter from the area

  • Bring it all together from all sessions

  • Dissolve co-op; donate capital credits to local charity

  • Social media training and how a public post can ruin their chances at being hired later.

  • Take a professional headshot, learn interview skills and resume writing

  • Give info on Youth Tour opportunity through their local cooperative

Activities Between Sessions

  • Strengths Finder assessment (prior to 1st session)

  • Job shadowing

  • Community engagement

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