Achieving together what one cannot do alone
Building future cooperatives starting with our youth.
Our Mission: The Virginia Cooperative Council (VCC) seeks to promote greater understanding of the history, purpose, services and bright future of Virginia’s cooperative businesses and organizations and their many contributions to the state economy and its citizens.
As a not-for-profit, we pursue this mission through educational programs and working with the Commonwealth’s land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State, as well as the 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs.
Reasons to join VCC
- Co-ops exist to meet member needs.
- Their focus is on service to members.
- Owned and controlled by members.
- Help keep resources in the community.
- Contribute to economic stability.
Member and Youth Testimonials
Thank you so much for the VICE scholarship of $1,000 dollars from last year’s conference. I will be attending Virginia Tech this fall and am so greatfull for the scholarship. Thank you again for everything you do for VA youth.
VICE opened my eyes to the value of cooperation, realistic goal setting, time management and business. I am using what I learned at VICE in my college studies, and I’m confident that these skills will translate into the workplace.
VICE helped me realize that new experiences have the ability to challenge and push you, but ultimately change you for the better… Every student that participates in VICE is positively impacted.
I really learned a lot through the conferences and had a lot of fun at both of them. I am really thankful to everyone who made this experience possible. Thanks for teaching me about cooperatives.
Thank you for making the VICE conference possible and also taking me to the NICE conference. VICE was the most enjoyable conference I have attended throughout my high school career.
The VCC is strength through cooperation. Over the years that strength has led to the development of future leaders in all areas served by cooperatives in communities across Virginia.
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