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Youth Programs and Activities

Indiana’s electric cooperatives, along with Electric Consumer and our statewide association, offer several programs benefitting the youth of our state.

Those youth programs include the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest, Youth Power and Hope Awards, Page DayTouchstone Energy Camp, and Youth Tour.

Electric Consumer also features special activities each month in our magazine geared toward our younger readers through our PowerKids page. Check out some of the projects here.

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Christmas ribbon tree ornament

Ribbon tree ornament

Posted on Dec 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One stick about six inches long Assorted ribbon One pair of scissors One bottle of craft glue Five inches of yarn One small wooden star (optional) What to do: Remove any twigs or leaves connected to your stick. Tie ribbons down the stick, alternating color. Trim the ribbon into the shape of… Continue reading.

Stars of Wonder!

Posted on Nov 30, 2015 in Features, For Youth

“Some superheroes wear capes. Some superheroes can fly. But my type of superheroes are dressed in scrubs  and wear white jackets …” — Mekinley Elrod Youth Power and Hope Awards winner Mekinley Elrod says it best: Not all “superheroes wear capes ….” Superheroes, however, have one thing in common — a desire and drive to… Continue reading.

Turkey Book

Turkey book of thanks

Posted on Nov 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: Two paper lunch bags One hole punch One craft stick Two rubber bands One pencil or pen Yellow, red and brown construction paper Two googly eyes Recycled magazine pages One pair of scissors One bottle of craft glue What to do: Fold two paper bags in half. Punch two holes next to… Continue reading.

Cooperative Meal

A cooperative meal

Posted on Oct 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

Celebrate with your electric co-op by creating a cooperative meal. Make your lunch with products produced by co-ops — wheat, jelly, raisins, butter, juice, milk and so much more. Plus, prepare your meal with a friend or family member to make your meal even more cooperative! What is a cooperative? A cooperative is a non-profit… Continue reading.

From the funnies

Posted on Sep 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One page from comic book One ruler One pen or pencil One pair of scissors One piece of cardstock paper or file folder One bottle of craft glue One roll of packing tape One single hole punch Embroidery floss, yarn or thin cord What to do: Using a ruler and a pen… Continue reading.

No-sew backpack

Posted on Aug 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One T-shirt One pair of scissors One ruler One ink pen or permanent marker Safety pins, paper clips or tape Drawstring cord — We used nearly 15 feet of parachute cord. What to do: Turn the T-shirt inside out and cut sleeves into strips that are 1/2-inch wide and extend from body… Continue reading.

A trip to the moon

Posted on Jul 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: One plastic bottle One bottle of white acrylic paint One pair of scissors One piece of cardboard One roll of silver duct tape One 8.5″ by 11″ sheet of paper One sheet of assorted stickers One black permanent marker Three peg dolls What to do: Cover a plastic bottle with white acrylic… Continue reading.

Mini moss garden

Posted on Jun 01, 2015 in For Youth, Kids Projects

What you need: Trowel or small shovel Plastic container or sack Moss and other natural finds Shallow container (plant pot saucer, aluminum foil pan, or bowl) Potting soil Spray bottle What to do: Head out on a walk in the woods with your family. Take a trowel or small shovel and a plastic container or… Continue reading.

In Living COLOR!

Posted on May 01, 2015 in For Youth

In his basement corner “studio,” Evan Olinger colors his world with pencils, some humor and a lot of heart. There, surrounded by figures and images from the Peanuts comic strip and the Batman franchise, the Sellersburg seventh grader expresses life through his own eyes and — in and through — the eyes of the characters… Continue reading.

A lesson in the Legislature

Posted on Apr 07, 2015 in For Youth

Young co-op members participate in Page Day Thirty-five teens from 15 Indiana electric cooperatives spent Jan. 26 learning about Indiana government firsthand during REMC Page Day. The students, aged 13-18, toured the Indiana Statehouse — including the governor’s office — observed a session of the House of Representatives, attended committee meetings, assisted legislative staff and… Continue reading.