Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy has worked to assist our members during this difficult time. With the expiration of Gov. Cooper's Executive Orders 124 and 142, Blue Ridge remains committed in our efforts by continuing to suspend disconnects and waiving penalty and late fees for electric members until October. However, we encourage everyone with a past due balance (including Flexpay members) to call us by August 31 at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.

Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track

What is the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track?

The Blue Ridge Energy Leadership track is an innovative program for high school students that encourages leadership development, resume building and college preparedness. The Leadership Track is a self-paced point system that allows motivated students to compete for various leadership awards including all-expense paid leadership camp experiences, workshops and possible college scholarships. 


Start: Opportunities for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

  • Participants can begin their Leadership Track journey as freshmen or sophomores and can earn points for all-expense paid trips to the Broyhill Leadership Conference, the Cooperative Youth Camp, the Washington Youth Tour and collect rewards along the way such as t-shirts and other incentives, and workshop opportunities.  
  • Leadership Track students continue to compete for leadership opportunities and workshops specifically targeted to the college application process are offered.

  • Students will also have opportunities to attend resume enhancement and interview skills training and College Bound Essentials workshops.

Finish: Opportunities for Seniors

  • Seniors continuing on the Leadership Track will be eligible to become Blue Ridge Energy Ambassadors and serve on a district youth Member Advisory Committee. Seniors are also eligible to apply for one of eight $4,000 Leadership Track scholarships. 

Ready to get started? Joining the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track is easy and all are accepted. Continue to the next page for more information or click here for an application.