Community

Community

COMMUNITY

Neighbor helping neighbor – that’s how your MEC family approaches daily work and efforts to give back. We believe in active involvement designed to strengthen and support the communities in which we live, work and serve.

Need a speaker for your service club, career day, or other organized event? MEC is happy to provide qualified representatives to help. For more information, contact the community relations office at 800.492.5989, or email pr@teammidwest.com.

SAFETY PROGRAMS

MEC offers electric, propane and internet safety programs for schools, churches, civic groups, emergency response teams and other groups and organizations. Programs are free, adaptable for various audiences and timelines, and can be conducted in your facility or ours. For more information or to schedule a program, contact the community relations office at 800.492.5989, or email pr@teammidwest.com.

SCHOLARSHIPS

High school seniors whose families receive any monthly service from MEC at their primary residence are invited to participate in our video essay contest for one of four $1,000 college scholarships. Awards are based on the video submission as well as academic performance, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and/or employment, and honors/awards.

Our 2018 winners have been selected. We will announce the next application period in early 2019.

STRENGTHENING SCHOOLS GRANTS

Today’s students are tomorrow’s business and community leaders, and MEC supports the important work of regional teachers and schools with our Strengthening Schools Grant Program. Any teacher, administrator or school official in a public elementary, middle or high school serving students in the MEC service territory may apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to support classroom needs and special projects, technology, or academic clubs and organizations. School districts may be awarded multiple grants, not to exceed a total of $5,000 during the annual award cycle. The program is provided in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

The application period for the 2018-2019 school year has ended. Funds will be awarded in January 2019. We will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year in the spring. Stay tuned for details.

YOUTH TOUR

Youth Tour of Washington, DC is an all-expenses paid opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors. If your parents or guardians receive electric service from MEC, you’re eligible to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Youth Tour is held in June and attended by thousands of students representing elective cooperatives from all across the country. The application period for 2018 has closed. Please check back in January 2019.