KV REMC invests in the youth of our communities for now and for the future.
- Page Day
- Camp Kilowatt
- 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.Information:
Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet state legislators. This program will be held in the Senate. Students who have an interest in participating should apply by visiting GoIEC.org/2022pageday.
All applicants must be high school students and have adequate transportation to and from the Statehouse. Home-schooled students are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Jan. 8. If students have participated in previous page days they are eligible to reapply each year. Registration is 8-8:30 a.m. at the Statehouse, and the program will dismiss at 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided by Indiana Electric Cooperatives.
What is Page Day? Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows high school students to witness state government in action.
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? Indiana law allows Hoosier students to serve as a page one day per legislative session and receive an excused absence from school. The Senate 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, 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 make sure students receive a photo with their legislator. However, due to the unpredictable nature of a legislator’s schedule, they can’t guarantee a photo. Pictures taken by the Senate photographer will be available to view on IndianaSenatePage.com
To apply for Page Day, click here. The deadline is January 26.
June 8-11, 2022
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 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.
Deadline to apply-March 1, 2022
For more information and to apply for camp, visit https://www.indianaec.org/programs/youth/camp-kilowatt/
Indiana Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
June 16-23, 2022
Kankakee Valley REMC, along with Indiana Electric Cooperatives, will sponsor a trip to Washington, D.C. for three 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.
Deadline to apply-March 1, 2022
For more information and to apply for Youth Tour, visit IndianaYouthTour.org
Operation Round Up Scholarship
Kankakee Valley REMC Operation Round Up is pleased to provide a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors graduating during the 2021-2022 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 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 participate in Operation Round Up on or before February 1, 2022. 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: Applications are due into the KV REMC office by March 1, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. CST.
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
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.
Deadline: Artwork must be at the Indianapolis office of Indiana Connection by 3 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022.
For details on how to submit your artwork entry, visit https://www.indianaconnection.org/for-youth/art-contest/
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 the 2022 Youth Power and Hope Award.
4-H Program Reimbursement
Register your son or daughter for the 2021-2022 4-H year and KV REMC will reimburse you the program fees. The reimbursement is only available to youth whose parents or guardians are Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers.
Reimbursements for the 2021-2022 4-H year are due at the Kankakee Valley REMC office by August 2, 2022.
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