University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Start-up Scholarship Application for counties interested in starting a program.

2014 Kentucky Youth Seminar:

June 18-20, 2014
University of KY
Lexington, KY

2014 NICE:

July 26-30, 2014;
Virginia Tech University
Blacksburg, VA


The American Private Enterprise System

A group of Youth Scholars at the first day of the state conference.

The American Private Enterprise Youth Program is developed and coordinated by the Kentucky Council of Cooperatives and the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Economics Department. A primary program objective is to provide high school juniors, sometimes seniors, with an appreciation of cooperatives as one of the important forms of doingbusiness in the American enterprise system. For outstanding young people who excel in this program, the council provides a limited number of all expense-paid scholarships to attend the Kentucky Youth Seminar each summer, a program developed and conducted jointly by the council and the university. Also, for a smaller number of adults and youth scholars successfully completing the specified projects, there are all-expense-paid scholarships to attend the summer meetings of the National Institute of Cooperative Education. Participants are invited to share their experiences with council members at special meetings and also in meetings of member cooperatives and other groups

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt