MTEMC provides a number of programs about electrical safety and the many uses of electricity.

These are available to audiences of all ages and can be scheduled for almost any time.



Youth Programs


Tree Wise from MTEMC

An educational initiative to encourage environmental awareness and the importance of planting the right tree in the right place.

Washington Youth Tour Creative Writing Contest

High school juniors are encouraged to write an original paper about rural electric cooperatives with winners awarded an all-expense paid, weeklong trip to our nation's capitol and an opportunity to win a scholarship.

Youth Leadership Summit

High school juniors are recommended by their school counselor based on leadership qualities and community activities to learn more about state legislature by attending an all-expense paid, three day conference in Nashville.

4-H Electric Camp

Students are selected based on participation in 4-H electric demonstrations to attend the camp at UT - Knoxville to learn about electricity and electrical safety.

4-H Electric Project

Students participate in local 4-H electric contests sponsored by the cooperative and give a demonstration about some phase of electrical use in the home.

Energy Right Solutions for Youth

The EnergyRight Solutions for Youth (ERSY) program was developed specifically as an educational outreach service for educators with lesson plans designed for public, private, STEM and home schools as well as community groups.


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MTEMC Group Presentations


Electrical Safety and Awareness

This 30-minute program is an introduction to electricity and its safe use. Various films or videos are shown that are appropriate for all age groups. Includes powerline demonstration for ages eight and up.

Energy and the Environment

This 45-minute program outlines the various methods of producing energy and the impact of each on the environment. Special emphasis is placed on the greenhouse effect and the rain forests. For ages 10 and up.

Electric Generation, Transmission and Distribution

This 30-minute program covers energy production methods in the Tennessee Valley and details the path of electricity from raw material to the end user. Presentation can be tailored for ages 10 and up.

Basic Electricity

This 50-minute program examines the movement of electrons, circuits, grounding and more. The differences between static and current electricity are studied. Group participation in an electrostatic generator demonstration is optional. Suggested for ages 10 and up.

The Awakening of Rural America

This 30-minute program examines the process of electrifying the rural United States from the 1880s to World War II. Presentation includes a 10-minute video. Suitable for ages 10 through adult.

We also offer presentations, displays and demonstrations for various groups of all ages. A wide variety of energy-related printed material is available.

For more information about these programs,
contact our Community Relations Coordinator

Jay Sanders