OEC L.E.A.R.N: Leading, Educating, Advancing and Rewarding the Next generation, encompasses all educational and leadership opportunities offered to teachers, students and schools in OEC’s service area. It includes Get Charged!, YouthPower Energy Camp, Leadership Summit, Youth Tour and more.
“I am very grateful our board of trustees understands the need for electricity education and gives us the resources we need to go into our area schools and make a difference for our students, teachers and struggling school systems,” said OEC Education and Outreach Coordinator Tedder-Loffland.
OEC’s youth programs impact students of all ages and emphasize the importance of electrical safety while showing them how exactly electricity is made and distributed. The programs are also designed to promote the cooperative business model.
“In addition to the four programs listed, we also have Co-opoly, a fun, interactive game that enhances students’ understanding of co-ops and our unique ways of doing business,” said Tedder-Loffland.
OEC’s new Live Line, a portable high voltage demo, travels to schools and local emergency personnel stations to demonstrate real-life dangers to kids, first responders and the general public.
“All of our programs offer quality education and leadership opportunities to thousands of students in our service area,” said Tedder-Loffland. “I am happy to bring these programs to classrooms across our service area this school year.”
If you have any questions about the educational opportunities of OEC L.E.A.R.N. or would like to schedule one of OEC’s programs in your child’s classroom, contact Tory Tedder-Loffland at 217-6726 or [email protected]. Information is also available on the OEC L.E.A.R.N. Facebook page (facebook.com/OECYouth). Visit www.okcoop.org to download the complete youth programs guide.