Youth Programs

KV REMC invests in the youth of our communities for now and for the future.

Youth Power and Hope

You could be a winner. Tell your story!

If you’re a fifth through eighth grader making a difference in your community and you live on electric cooperative lines, apply now for the 2018 Youth Power and Hope Award.

Electric Consumer and Indiana’s electric cooperatives are the proud sponsors of the Youth Power and Hope Award. Since 2009, the program has recognized Indiana youth in grades 5-8 for their community service.

Past winners have raised thousands of dollars and donated thousands of toys for Riley Hospital for Children, started a coat drive for the less fortunate, raised funds to cure diabetes, developed a program to provide police officers with stuffed animals to comfort children in crisis situations and much more!

Winners will be honored at a special ceremony in Indianapolis this December and will get to hang out with Oliver Luck, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs and father of Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck.

Applicants must submit an application form, examples of how they have been involved in their local communities and a reference letter from an adult. Parents, please visit electricconsumer.org/?p=230 to download an application and to learn about past award recipients.

Applications will be available later in 2019.  

4-H Electric Program

Helping our local youth understand electricity and electronics is very important to us. As a result, KV REMC has been a long-time supporter of the 4-H Electric Program. Annually, we coordinate 4-H Electric workshops where local students learn about electricity and its impact on daily life. The Electric program develops project skills such as safe practices, proper use of fuses and circuit breakers, proper lighting techniques and proper wiring techniques. The program also helps influence life skills like decision making, using science and technology and developing communication skills.

For more information, please visit: http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/electric/

Calendar Art Contest

Since 1998, Electric Consumer, KV REMC and other participating Indiana electric cooperatives have held an annual art contest for Indiana students in grades K through 12. The winning works from each grade are used to illustrate the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art that we distribute. Winners also receive cash prizes and an invitation to a recognition reception.

Application deadline: March 22, 2019
Eligable Students: K-12

Operation Round Up Scholarship

Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Roundup is pleased to offer graduating high school seniors with scholarship opportunities. These scholarships are available to students planning to continue their education at a college, university or trade school in the fall. Operation Roundup is offering six scholarship this year, two for $2,000 and four for $1,000.

The Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Roundup scholarships are only available to Kankakee Valley REMC members who are participants of Operation Round-Up.

Applications for 2019 will be available in January 2019.  

Touchstone Energy Camp

Kankakee Valley REMC will sponsor six 6th grade boys/girls to participate in the 2018 Touchstone Energy Camp. The camp takes place at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. The boys and girls will learn about electrification, electric safety and understanding the cooperative business principles. They will also enjoy activites like horseback riding, rock climbing, zip lining, canoeing, swimming and more!

Touchstone Energy Camp is an excellent opportunity for youth to learn how an electric distribution system works. Kankakee Valley REMC pays all expenses for the trip except for travel to/from the camp and incidental expenses of the participants while at the camp. 

2019 Camp Dates: June 5-8, 2019
Eligible Students: Students completing 6th grade in 2019 whose parents receive electricity from KV REMC.
Application Deadline: March 4, 2019

To complete the online application visit TouchstoneEnergyCamp.org


Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Kankakee Valley REMC, along with Indiana Electric Cooperatives, will sponsor a trip to Washington, D.C. for two area high school youth.

This opportunity is open to all students who will be returning for their senior year in the fall of 2018. First consideration will be given to applicants who are sons, daughters or legal wards of Kankakee Valley REMC members. Travel expenses from Indianapolis, meals, lodging and scheduled event fees will be paid by Kankakee Valley REMC.

This opportunity gives students the chance to see our nation’s rich history and visit national monuments. It also allows students to meet over 1,000 students from other states as well as learn more about electric cooperatives.

Eligible students: Students competing 11th grade in 2019
2019 Trip Dates: June 13-20, 2019
Online Application Deadline: March 4, 2019

To apply for this exciting trip, visit IndianaYouthTour.org

Page Day

Indiana’s 38 electric cooperatives are accepting applications from high school students for the Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program. The Electric Cooperative Page Days are held in Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse. Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows students the opportunity to learn about the daily activities that take place in the Statehouse during the legislative session.

2019 Electric Cooperative Page Days-January 23, 2019

Information: 

Students will meet their legislators, learn about current legislation, tour the Statehouse, and observe the daily session. This program will be held in the Senate. 

All applicants must be high school students and have adequate transportation to and from the Statehouse. If students have participated in previous programs they are eligible to reapply each year. Students are limited to one Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day per year. Registration will begin at the Indiana Statehouse promptly at 8:30 a.m., and the program will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. Home-schooled students are also eligible to apply. A comprehensive schedule for the day will be set as the program date approaches based on the volume of applicants. Lunch will be provided by Indiana Electric Cooperatives. Program highlights include a visit to the Senate chamber, the Supreme Court and the governor's office. Students will have the opportunity to observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the Senate, listen to debates on important policy issues and possibly even witness votes depending on the legislative schedule.

Download the flyer

To learn more or to register, visit the Indiana Electric Cooperatives website.

FAQs

What about missing school?
Indiana law allows Hoosier students to serve as a House or Senate page one day per legislative session and receive an excused absence from school. We will provide the necessary documentation.

What should pages wear?
Ladies: Suggested options include skirts or dresses (no shorter than fingertip length), dress slacks, blouse, or sweater. If you wear leggings you must wear a fingertip-length top. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes. Gentlemen: Suggested options include a suit or dress slacks with belt, a collared shirt, sweater or sport coat with collared shirt. Ties are recommended but optional. Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, shoes.

What NOT To Wear?
Ladies: Jeans, halter/tank tops/sleeveless tops, low cut/midriff-showing tops, mini-skirts/ dresses, Tshirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, or flip flops. Gentlemen: Jeans, low slung pants, T- shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, or flip flops.

How does check-in, check-out work?
Pages should plan to arrive at the House or Senate page office by 8:30 a.m., for registration and orientation. Pages will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. At the end of day check-out parents should wait in the hallway and your child will come to you. Lunch? Lunch will be provided for students by Indiana Electric Cooperatives. We will also do our best to plan for an educational speaker during this time.

Will I get a picture with my legislator?
YES! We will do our best to make sure all students receive a photo with their legislator (both official through the State of Indiana and via IEC). Pictures taken by the state photographer will be mailed to students and pictures taken via IEC will be available through a shared photo site.

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