Education Programs

We offer a variety of programs and unique learning opportunities for all students.

NRECA Youth Tour – Washington, D.C.

Each year Dakota Electric sends five local high school junior or seniors on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour.

Youth Tour includes:

  • Visiting with elected officials
  • Touring monuments
  • Learning more about cooperatives
  • Making friends from around the country

The 2017 Youth Tour will be June 10-15

Download application   |   2017 Youth Tour brochure   |   NRECA Youth Tour website

  • Students can also get an application at Dakota Electric’s office or from their high school guidance counselor.
  • The application process includes an interview with program judges at Dakota Electric’s Farmington office.

Application deadline for this year’s trip is Feb. 24, 2017.

Scholarships

Every year Dakota Electric uses funds from unclaimed capital credits to award scholarships to students from area high schools and colleges to support their continued education. Each individual school selects the scholarship recipient. If you attend one of the following schools, contact your guidance counselor for more information.

High Schools

  • Apple Valley
  • Burnsville
  • Cannon Falls
  • Eagan
  • Eastview
  • Farmington
  • Hastings
  • Henry Sibley
  • Lakeville North
  • Lakeville South
  • Northfield
  • Randolph
  • Red Wing
  • Rosemount
  • Simley

Colleges

  • Dakota County Technical College – Rosemount
  • Inver Hills Community College – Inver Grove Heights

School Programs

Safety Programs

To help keep children safe around electricity, Dakota Electric offers two safety programs. Play It Safe Around Electricity is designed for children in preschool to third grade. Power Line Safety Demonstrations are available for children ages 10+ and presented by a former power line specialist.

Find out more

McGruff Safe Kids Identification Kits

Each year Dakota Electric donates McGruff Safe Kids Identification Kits for local police departments to use in educating kindergarten classes on staying safe. Each kit contains safety tips along with a personal identification section and finger-printing kit for parents to use to create an up-to-date file on their child.

For more information about obtaining McGruff Safe Kids Identification Kits for your school, please contact your local police department.

Scholarship Programs

Each year Dakota Electric uses funds from unclaimed capital credits to award scholarships to students from area high schools and colleges to support their continued education.

Each individual school selects the scholarship recipient. If you attend one of the following schools, contact your guidance counselor for more information.

Each year Dakota Electric sends five local high school junior or seniors on an ell-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour.

NRECA Youth Tour

Each year Dakota Electric sends five local high school junior or seniors on an ell-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour.