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Texas Association of School Boards recognizes PEC for youth education programs

Co-op applauded for commitment to Texas students

For years, PEC has demonstrated a strong commitment to Central Texas students, schools, and educators through a variety of programs and support. It’s because of this work that the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) recently recognized PEC as an example in the community. The TASB works to promote educational excellence for Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts.

Celeste Mikeska and Caroline Tinsley Porte holding recognition papers from TASB

In a letter to PEC, James B. Crow, executive director of TASB said, “The task of educating the young people of Texas is a critically important one, and a task that requires the best efforts of educators, parents, and the community. Your unselfish willingness to go the extra mile for schools is an inspiring testimony to your support of students and schools.”

As part of the recognition from the TASB, PEC will be added to a list of those across the state who are partnering to positively contribute to Texas schools.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition and to be among the many who are working so hard to make a positive impact on young people across Texas,” said Caroline Tinsley Porter, PEC’s community relations manager. “We know the importance of supporting young minds in their quests for knowledge and information, and believe in the difference this work can make to help positively shape future generations and brighten our communities.”

Every year, the cooperative provides $100,000 in scholarships to local students and $1,000 to education foundations across the co-op’s service territory. PEC also provides students a variety of free educational programs, including virtual and in-person learning opportunities. PEC’s programs, including Camp Save-a Watt and EmpowerU, focus on topics ranging from energy conservation and electrical safety, to preserving our Central Texas resources.

Learn more about PEC’s educational programs and community support for youth education.