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The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have been the title sponsor for the Oklahoma Youth Expo for 10+ years. 17 Co-ops and Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives are part of the sponsorship program.

A large part of the sponsorship revolves around scholarship opportunities for rural area students, including the endowment of the Justin Whitefield Scholarship Fund. The Youth Leadership Summit is hosted each year by the Touchstone Energy Co-ops, and provides students from co-op service territories a unique opportunity to receive leadership training and teambuilding skills. The students receive a $250 scholarship once they have completed the summit.

Along with scholarship opportunities, the co-ops who elect to be a part of the sponsorship, receive various branding opportunities including banners, commercials and tradeshow items. The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma are also the sponsor of the Legislative Reception and Celebrity Livestock Show which hosts nearly 100 legislators and their families, each year. Participating co-ops also have the opportunity to With their sponsorship, co-ops also receive discounted tickets various OK State Fair Events, including the Professional Bullriding Event and the State Fair PRCA Rodeo & Concert Event.

For more information regarding the Oklahoma Youth Expo Sponsorship Program, please contact Brittany Hicks at 405-247-4335 or email at
2016-2017 Sponsorship Packet (2017-2018 Packet will be available in September, 2017).