Supporting our Youth

Posted on Jun 23 2019 in Kankakee Valley REMC
Left to right: Katherine Evans, Selena Maynard, Valerie Churchill and Kortney Sikora.

Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

This June, Kankakee Valley REMC was honored to sponsor four student-members on a trip to Washington D.C. as a part of the Indiana Youth Tour. Youth Tour is a weeklong experience that allows high school seniors to see historic monuments, make friends, and learn how everyone, even students, can make a difference in the political process. This year’s attendees representing KV REMC were Valerie Churchill of Washington Township High School, Kortney Sikora of South Central High School, Selena Maynard of Kouts High School, and Katherine Evans of Washington Township High School. Congratulations to this year’s attendees, and good luck with your senior year!

“It’s an incredible opportunity for the kids to experience D.C. while learning more about the co-op world,” KV REMC Accountant and Youth Tour chaperone Courtni Meyers said. “This trip is something I would highly recommend students to apply for who have completed their junior year and are headed into their senior year!” 

Left to right: Elysia Gast, Cort Wallace, Valerie Horne, chaperone Darrell Marks, Taylor Cleek, Lexi Johnson and Brooke Perriera.

Touchstone Energy Camp

Every summer, Kankakee Valley REMC invites students to apply for a camp experience unlike any other summer camp. Touchstone Energy Camp, which takes place in Brookston, Indiana, combines traditional outdoor camp activities with electrical education and the opportunity to learn about the unique role co-ops play in the community. This year, KV REMC was excited to send Brooke Perriera, Lexi Johnson, Valerie Horne, and Taylor Cleek of South Central Elementary, Elysia Gast of Wanatah Middle School, and Cort Wallace of Thomas Jefferson Middle School. We hope each camper had a fun experience and will encourage others to apply next year.  

“As a camp chaperone for the past five years, I am always impressed by the great group of kids that attend Touchstone Energy Camp,” KV REMC Energy Advisor Darrell Marks said. “There are highlights to this camp, but the best is seeing kids overcome fears that could hinder them from making lifetime memories.”