Youth Programs

Academic Scholarships

Annually, Jones-Onslow awards scholarships to twenty-four graduating high school seniors and four community college students who have excelled in the community.

The $1,000 scholarships will assist the youth as they continue with their academic endeavors. Students that attended high school in Onslow County are selected in conjunction with the school system and its Sponsors For Academic Talent (S.A.T.) Program and received their scholarships every year at the S.A.T. Banquet. Other recipients are chosen by the individual school’s staff.

The cooperative is proud of these and all the fine students in our area schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are listed below. Congratulations to you all!

TSE Sports Camps

The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program, sponsored by JOEMC and the state’s 26 electric cooperatives, sends more than 50 students statewide to learn from renowned collegiate coaches and athletes each year. Both camps will work closely with students to develop fundamental skills like sportsmanship and leadership that will help the young athletes excel both on and off the court.

JOEMC accepts applications from rising sixth and seventh graders every spring for all-expense-paid scholarships to summer basketball camps at the University of North Carolina and N.C. State University. Young men can apply to attend the Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill, and young women can compete for a spot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp in Raleigh

The Touchstone Energy Sports Camps program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for outstanding students across our state and is yet another way the cooperatives are demonstrating their commitment to North Carolina communities.


Applications for 2023 are due March 31, 2023



Youth Tour


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Each year, Jones-Onslow EMC joins with other electric cooperatives across the state and nation to sponsor the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. This annual trip allows exceptional high school students to experience the sites of Washington, D.C.

While in D.C., participants will have a chance to meet with North Carolina’s elected officials and discuss the critical issues back home, learn about the cooperative business model, visit historic monuments, memorials, and various Smithsonian museums. Undoubtedly, Youth Tour has grown into an invaluable program that gives young leaders an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Youth Tour delegates will be selected based on the completion of an application and a short essay.


Jones-Onslow EMC couldn’t be prouder of our 2022 Youth Tour Representatives – Pearl Floyd, Makena Johnson, Cameron Askins, and Brianna Azok.

School Presentations

Education and training for the community is essential to providing service excellence to our communities and our members. Jones-Onslow EMC welcomes the opportunity to visit your school, community or business group with educational presentations that are memorable and tailored to meet your needs.

If you are interested in learning more about JOEMC, industry trends or electric safety, JOEMC personnel are always available to give interesting, informative presentations to local civic clubs, social clubs, city and county organizations, senior citizen groups, K-12 school groups, and others.

Basic Electricity Curriculum

Discussion featuring the basics of electricity and how electricity is generated. Illustrations show the path electricity takes from the generating plant to the student’s home. All ages – Modified according to grade level


Hey! What About That Electricity?

A visually exciting and colorfully presented video teaching students about how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed. Suggested ages 3rd – 5th grade


Conservation Curriculum

Discussion featuring topics ranging from “How to read an electric meter ” to ” Calculating how much an appliance will cost to operate. ” This session will inform students on what part they can play in helping to conserve energy. Suggested ages 6th – 8th grade


Energy Efficient Construction

Discussion featuring the latest technology in energy efficient construction. A brief discussion on the conservation programs Jones-Onslow EMC has in place to help their members with their energy needs. Suggested ages High School and Civic Clubs

To find out more about these school presentations or to schedule a presentation, contact Krystal Phillips, Communications/Community Relations Director, at 910-353-1940 or