SkyLine will sponsor up to 10 area high school students to participate in a virtual Cooperative Leadership Camp program through the Cooperative of North Carolina from June 21 through 25, 2021. The five-day virtual camp provides teens from throughout the state to learn about cooperatives, and area high school students whose families are served by SkyLine or SkyBest are eligible to apply.
During camp, teens will organize and run a worker/owner t-shirt cooperative and learn about both business and personal financial responsibility all through experiential learning.
During the week, teens will be presented business challenges in which they make decisions based on the seven cooperative principles. The Co-op Council will bring all sectors of cooperatives together to showcase how co-ops make for a better world. The 2021 program will include a robust virtual experience including incentives and an at-home cooperative box sent to the teens.
One of the key advantages to participating is that through Co-op Camp, teens will meet new people and make new friends, understand advocacy and learn about co-ops, which can fuel their future passions. They will meet people from different year levels, other co-ops and all areas of the state. Teens will be involved in the workshops and leadership building, learn about co-ops and contribute ideas to build a cooperative at camp.
CCNC will be providing the teens with a pre-camp, at-home kit along with the opportunity to win prizes, earn points and participate in the virtual workshops and social events.
For more information about this year’s program, contact Karen Powell at SkyLine-SkyBest at 1-800-759-2226.
Click here for the application.