Indiana Connection and Indiana’s electric cooperatives are proud to sponsor the Youth Power and Hope Awards program. Since 2009, the program has annually honored Indiana youth in grades 5-8 for their community service. Past winners’ community projects have included raising money for Riley Hospital for Children and donating toys for its patients, collecting coats for the less fortunate and providing police officers with stuffed animals to comfort children in crisis situations. Could a community-minded young person you know be one of our next winners? Encourage him/her to apply!

Are you a community-minded young person? 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2022 YOUTH POWER AND HOPE AWARDS. ENTRIES ARE DUE ON MONDAY, OCT. 3.

Up to five qualified candidates will each receive $500 and be featured in an upcoming issue of Indiana Connection, among other highlights. 

Enter by clicking on the button below to complete an online application.

To complete this application, you will need the following:

  • Current photos of yourself. We would like one headshot (school) photo and, if possible, photo(s) of you completing your community service project(s). You may need to have a parent/guardian assist you with selecting and uploading the photos.
  • References. You will need three references as part of the application. These references may be contacted as part of the selection process. You may need to have a parent/guardian assist you with collecting the reference information.
  • A parent or guardian to digitally sign your application. The application MUST be signed by a parent/guardian in order to be accepted.

Note: We want you (the student) to complete the below application to the best of your ability. However, if you need assistance with the form, please ask a parent/guardian.

Questions? Contact Holly Huffman, Youth Power and Hope Awards administrator, at hhuffman@indianaec.org or at 317-487-2254.