Apply for our youth programs

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Posted on Jan 07 2023 in Kankakee Valley REMC
KV Camp Kilowatt 2022
KV REMC campers and chaperones at 2022 Camp Kilowatt.

Educational youth programs are just one way KV REMC can connect with and invest in the future leaders and contributors to our communities.

Operation Round Up Scholarships

Two $2,000 and four $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to high school graduating students whose parents or guardians are KV REMC member-consumers. Students must be graduating in 2023 and planning to attend a college, university or technical school in the fall of 2023. Parents or guardians must be Operation Round Up participants by Feb. 1 for the student to be eligible to apply.

APPLY: Visit kvremc.com to review the guidelines and download the application.
Applications due into the KV REMC office by March 1 at 3:30 p.m. CT


Camp Kilowatt 

Date: June 7-10

Spend four fun-filled days at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, learning about energy while making new friends, horseback riding, ziplining, swimming, canoeing and more! This camp experience is available to students completing 6th grade in 2023. Priority will be given to students of parents who receive electricity from Kankakee Valley REMC.

APPLY: Visit campkilowatt.org to apply. 

Applications must be completed online by March 1.


Indiana Youth Tour

Date: June 11-18

What are you doing this summer?  Your electric co-op wants to send you on a weeklong, all-inclusive trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C. Monuments, museums, memorials, legislators, friends and history await you. This experience is available to students completing 11th grade in 2023. Priority will be given to students of parents who receive electricity from Kankakee Valley REMC.

APPLY: Visit indianayouthtour.org to apply.
Applications must be completed online by March 1.


Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest

Since 1998, Indiana Connection and participating Indiana electric cooperatives have held an annual art contest for Indiana students in grades kindergarten through 12. The winning artworks from each grade are then used to illustrate the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art that participating REMCs/RECs have distributed. Artwork for the 2024 calendar is being accepted now.

ENTER: Visit indianaconnection.org/for-youth/art-contest. Enter your artwork by March 24.


Youth Power and hope awards

The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities. This program is open to all Indiana students in those grades. Potential winners could include church volunteers, active 4-H’ers or those who support local hospitals or community organizations. Up to five qualified candidates thoughout the state will be selected as winners and will be featured in Indiana Connection magazine.

ENTER: Visit indianaconnection.org/youthpowerandhope. Information on the Youth Power and Hope Awards will be available summer 2023.

ProgramDeadlineMore information
Operation Round Up ScholarshipsMarch 1kvremc.com
Camp KilowattMarch 1campkilowatt.org
Indiana Youth TourMarch 1indianayouthtour.org
Cooperative Calendar of Student ArtMarch 24indianaconnection.org/
for-youth/art-contest
Youth Power and Hope AwardsTBAindianaconnection.org/youthpowerandhope/