Youth Programs

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


Page Day-January 25

Application Deadline: January 11

To apply:  Your application for fun is just one click away. 

FAQs

What is Page Day? Page Day is an interactive, educational experience allowing high school students to witness state government. The program is open to high school students with reliable transportation to and from the Indiana Statehouse. Page Day is considered an excused absence, and a school excuse letter will be sent home with the student.

What kind of activities take place during Page Day? Students will tour Indiana’s historical Statehouse, learn about their state’s government and pass legislation of their own during a mock bill activity.

What about missing school? Page Day is considered an excused absence, and a school excuse letter will be sent home with the student.

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 a 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, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.

· Gentlemen: Jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants or flip flops.

How does check-in, check-out work? Pages should plan to arrive at the 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 the day, parents should wait outside the page office until students are released.

Is lunch provided? Yes. Lunch will be provided for students by Indiana Electric Cooperatives.

Will I get a picture with my legislator? Senate staff does their best to ensure students receive a photo with their legislator. However, they can't guarantee a photo due to the unpredictable nature of a legislator’s schedule. Pictures taken by the Senate photographer will be available to view on IndianaSenatePage.com

 


Camp Kilowatt
June 7-10, 2023

Your application for fun is just one click away. 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Kankakee Valley REMC will sponsor eight 6th-grade boys/girls to participate in 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 cooperative business principles. They will also enjoy 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. 


Indiana Youth Tour to Washington D.C.-June 11-18, 2023

Your application for fun is just one click away.  

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023

Kankakee Valley REMC and Indiana Electric Cooperatives will sponsor a trip to Washington, D.C., for six 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 allows students to see our nation’s rich history and visit national monuments. It also allows students to meet over 1,000 students from other states and learn more about electric cooperatives.    

For more information, visit
 IndianaYouthTour.org

Operation Round Up Scholarship

Applications will be available after December 30, 2022. 

Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up is pleased to provide a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors graduating during the 2022-2023 school year.  These scholarships are available to students planning to continue their education at a college, university, or trade school in the fall. Operation Round Up offers six scholarships this year, two for $2,000 and four for $1,000.




 

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/

Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest

Show off your artistic talent using this application.  

The deadline to submit your artwork is March 24, 2023. All artwork entries must be received in Indianapolis by 3:00 p.m. ET.  

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.


Youth Power and Hope

The application and deadline information will be available in July 2023.  

You could be a winner. Tell your story!

If you’re a fifth through eighth-grader making a difference in your community and 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, donated thousands of toys for Riley Hospital for Children, started a coat drive for the less fortunate, raised funds to cure diabetes, and 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.



  

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