Piedmont Electric Offers Several Youth Program Opportunities

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Commitment to the community takes many forms at Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation and one of those forms is through youth leadership opportunities.  Piedmont EMC reaches out to local youths in our service territory, offering a variety of youth program opportunities, which include:
Boys and Girls Basketball Camp Scholarships
Piedmont Electric, along with North Carolina’s other Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, award middle-school students full scholarships to attend basketball camp on college campuses each summer.
College Scholarship Application
Piedmont EMC awards scholarships to outstanding students of co-op members to help pay for college.  We started the program in 2009 and have awarded 18 scholarships totaling $20,000.  Our first recipients graduated in 2013 with great prospects for a bright future.
Earth Day Art Contest
Piedmont EMC sponsors an Earth Day Art Contest for elementary school students K-5 at Schools in Piedmont EMC’s electric service area. Piedmont EMC is committed to “Working Together for a Greener Tomorrow.”
Youth Tour
Each year we choose one local youth for a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit or nation’s capital for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, held in Washington, D.C for one week.  The tour typically hosts more than 1,500 high school students nationwide.
All applications are due Tuesday, March 31st 2015.
If you have any questions regarding our youth program opportunities, please call 1.800.222.3107 and ask to speak to Rachel Hawkins, Community Relations Specialist.