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Community Spirit

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Youth Power and Hope Awards

2017 applications are DUE FRIDAY, SEPT. 29. APPLICATION

Honoring those who give back

The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities and whose parents live on electric cooperative lines in Indiana.

Five winners will be selected to travel to Indianapolis in December to be recognized and attend a special program in their honor. In addition, winners will be featured in Electric Consumer and attend a special event at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, featuring former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings, the Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Annual Meeting, have a free night’s stay in Indianapolis, and more!

Past award recipients include students who have initiated a coat drive for the underprivileged, supported patients at Riley Hospital for Children, worked with special needs children, volunteered at a local animal shelter, and raised money for the American Cancer Society.

Entry details and Guidelines

  1. Entrant must be a resident of Indiana and be a student in fifth through eighth grade as of Dec. 5, 2017. Previous winners are not eligible.
  2. ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE ELECTRIC CONSUMER OFFICE BY 5 P.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 30. Completed entries can be mailed to Electric Consumer, Attn: Youth Power and Hope Awards Contest, P.O. Box 24517, Indianapolis, IN 46224, faxed to 317.247.5220, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  3. A panel of judges will evaluate each entry based on the strength of the entrant’s community involvement and his/her response to the community service question.
  4. Five winners will be chosen among all the entrants for the opportunity to attend a special community-service focused symposium on Nov. 11 at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum featuring former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings; be featured in Electric Consumer (the statewide magazine for Indiana’s electric cooperatives); and attend the Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Annual Meeting in Indianapolis Tuesday, Dec. 5. Winners will be formally recognized in front of the state’s electric co-op leaders, and one night of hotel accommodations will be provided. Each winner must be accompanied to Indianapolis by an adult chaperone. Winners will be notified in early October.

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