2021 youth opportunities

Posted on Jan 06 2021 in Kankakee Valley REMC

We at Kankakee Valley REMC believe the future of our community is our youth so we think our time and money is well-spent providing youth programs. However, the current state of the pandemic prevents us from safely offering Page Day this month and Youth Tour and Touchstone Energy Camp this summer. There are too many uncertainties for us to be able to ensure each student has a safe and worthwhile experience.

Youth programs that we look forward to continuing safely in 2021 include the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest and Youth Power and Hope Awards. 

Indiana K-12 students are invited to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest for a chance to illustrate an award-winning wall calendar. Each year, 13 first-place winners and honorable mention winners will have their artwork featured in the calendar — and will receive cash prizes. Winners will have their artwork displayed at the annual Hoosier Salon exhibition. 

The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors Indiana students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities. Five winners are selected each year and are featured in Indiana Connection magazine. The 2021 entry form will be available in June.

For more information on both programs, visit IndianaConnection.org.

4-H Program Reimbursement 

Kankakee Valley REMC would like to pay for your child’s 2020-21 4-H program fees.  

The reimbursement is only available to youth whose parents or guardians are KV REMC member-consumers. A maximum of three program fees will be reimbursed per family.  The reimbursement form can be found at kvremc.com under the community programs tab and then youth programs.

Reimbursements must be submitted by Aug. 2. Paid receipts and reimbursement forms can also be submitted by mail to KV REMC or email to asteeb@kvremc.com.  

Operation Round Up Scholarship

High school seniors planning to continue their education at a college or university in the fall of 2021 are encouraged to apply for an Operation Round Up scholarship. Two $2,000 and four $1,000 scholarships are available. Only students whose parents or guardians are Kankakee Valley REMC member-consumers and have been participating in Operation Round Up since Feb. 3, 2021, are eligible to apply. 

The scholarship application requirements include an essay, letters of recommendation and a completed application identifying your school and extracurricular activities. Scholarship applications and guidelines are available when visiting kvremc.com or requesting an application through your school counselor. 

Applications are due into the Kankakee Valley REMC office by March 3 at 3:30 p.m. CST. Acceptable forms of submission include by mail or dropped in the night deposit box in front of KV REMC. Applications that are postmarked but do not arrive until after March 3 will not be accepted.