KV REMC invests in the youth of our communities for now and for the future.
- Page Day
- Touchstone Energy Camp
- Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
- Operation Round Up Scholarship
- 4-H Electric Program
- Calendar Art Contest
- Youth Power and Hope
- 4-H Program Reimbursement
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.Thank you to the students who participated in the 2020 Page Day. Check back for information on the 2021 Page Day activities and dates.
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.
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 a 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.
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 activities 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.
The application deadline for Touchstone Energy Camp has past. Check back for information on the 2021 dates and experience information.
For more information on camp, 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. 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.
The application deadline for the 2020 Youth Tour has passed. Check back in December for information on the 2021 experience.
For more information on Youth Tour, visit IndianaYouthTour.org
Operation Round Up Scholarship
Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up 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 Round Up is offering six scholarships this year, two for $2,000 and four for $1,000.
Eligibility: To be eligible, students' parents or legal guardians must be Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers and participating in Operation Round Up. If you currently do not participate in Operation Round Up and wish to sign-up, please contact the KV REMC office at 800-552-2622.
Deadline: The deadline for the 2020 Operation Round Up Scholarships has passed. Check back in December for information on the 2021 application process.
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, Indiana Connection, 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.
The deadline for the 2021 Calendar Art Contest has passed. Check back later this year for information on the 2022 Calendar Art Contest rules and deadlines.
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, we encourage you to apply for the Youth Power and Hope Award.
Indiana Connection 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.
Check back for information on how you can apply for this honor in 2020.
4-H Program ReimbursementRegister your son or daughter for the 2020 4-H year and KV REMC will reimburse you the program fees.
Here are the easy steps to receive your 4-H program enrollment reimbursement.
1. Register for 4-H and pay the program fees.
2. Submit your receipt to KV REMC. Be sure the receipt includes your son or daughter's name. Maximum three (3) program fees will be reimbursed. The receipt can be mailed or hand-delivered to the KV REMC office or submitted by using the form here.
3. Once KV REMC receives your receipt, a check will be issued to you for the program fees. KV REMC will only reimburse for state and county fees.
KV REMC is proud to be a strong supporter of the 4-H program and the opportunities for leadership, growth, and development it offers to our area youth.
Questions regarding the program, please contact the KV REMC office at 219-733-2511 or Amanda Steeb at firstname.lastname@example.org