CHANGES IN 2023 TO THE APPLICATION PROCESS: High schoolers today are busier than ever, so we've made some changes that should enable students to be able to interview without missing out on on their other activities.

FIRST-We have more interview locations!  You can choose between Norton, Concordia, St. Francis, or even participate virtually.

SECOND-The test will be included with the study materials for you to complete on your own time.

THIRD-There is no waiting around on interview days. Arrive at your appointed time, and leave as soon as you are finished.


Each year, Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc. sponsors a Youth Program Contest for high school juniors from our service area to have the opportunity to win one of four all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. or Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 

For more details, check out the Youth Tour Brochure and the Colorado Leadership Camp Brochure.

Applications are available in November. You can find them in your December bill insert, in the Kansas Country Living magazine, from your high school counselor, in this fillable pdf, or you can complete the webform below. A touch screen is needed to sign, or you can submit with the date and sign later.

Applicants are required to complete a self-paced examination over study material that is provided to them after the application deadline (January 9, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.). Personal interviews are conducted. 

2023 youth programs


Application Form

Youth Tour Video (Washington, D.C.)

Kansas Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Video

Leadership Camp (Colorado)

Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp--Look for our 2019 winners in this video.

Youth Tour Moments

Leadership Camp Moments