Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative believes it is crucial to interact with today’s youth as a means of introducing them to the Cooperative way of doing business. That is why our tagline, Our Energy Working For You goes beyond the wires to a variety of educational opportunities for youth and adults alike. From safety presentations at area schools, to the Get Charged curriculum and the National Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. for high school students, you will find us active in your community.
Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative offers free safety education presentations for children through the use of Hazard Hamlet, Louie the Lightning Bug, videos and other resources. It is our belief that electrical injuries can be avoided if children are taught safe practices at a young age. If you would like us to visit your classroom or club meeting with our safety presentation, please contact the Member Support Department.
Safe Electricity is a multi-media public awareness program designed to compliment the existing safety-education activities of MVEC. Safe Electricity provides life-saving information through many venues, including radio and television public services announcements, news releases and articles and its comprehensive web site. Safe Electricity has received national recognition for the quality and scope it its programs and services.
Developed by The Discovery Channel and Touchstone Energy, the "Get Charged" program teaches youth in grades 5 through 8 the science of electricity. One "Get Charged" kit is available for check-out for students who are home-schooled. Contact the Cooperative to reserve the kit.