News by topic: Youth

Kris Ackley has joined Cooperative Network as the Membership Development Director. With more than 20 years in association and non-profit management, her main responsibility will be membership engagement, retention and new business development. For the past eight years she led the statewide development efforts at Easter Seals Wisconsin in the...

Eau Claire, Wis. [March 8, 2018] – High school students from Wisconsin and Minnesota attended Cooperative Network’s 2018 Co-ops Yes! Youth Leadership Conference in Eau Claire, Wis. this week. The two-day conference, held March 5-6, offered attendees a variety of cooperative and leadership learning opportunities and focused on the theme...

The Federated Youth Foundation recently sponsored The Cooperative Experience, a two-day program for high school and college students to gain a deeper understanding of the cooperative business model, types of cooperative businesses, career offerings and the opportunity to meet with leaders at a number of cooperatives. Groups invited to attend...

| By Charlene Vrieze, Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation

The Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation (MCEF), the nonprofit arm of Cooperative Network, has awarded the 2016 Edward Slettom Cooperative Leadership Scholarship to five Minnesota students interested in pursuing careers in cooperatives. The awards range from $500 to $1,000. “It was nearly a record year for applicants,” said Tom Liebe, MCEF...

Wisconsin's Federated Youth Foundation sponsored The Cooperative Experience, Aug. 22–23, for 11 high school and university students representing Cooperative Network's Co-ops Yes! youth board, the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association youth board, and Wisconsin FFA state officer team.  The group of young leaders experienced the cooperative business principles in action, diversity of...

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