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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 have raised thousands of dollars and donated thousands of toys for Riley Hospital for Children, started a coat drive for the less fortunate, raised funds to cure diabetes, developed a program to provide police officers stuffed animals to comfort children in crisis situations and much more! 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 CLOSED FOR THE 2021 YOUTH POWER AND HOPE AWARDS! LOOK FOR DETAILS ON OUR 2022 AWARDS NEXT SUMMER.

Up to five qualified candidates will be selected to travel to Indianapolis in December to be recognized at a special program in their honor. They’ll also receive $500, enjoy a free night’s stay in Indianapolis, and be featured in an upcoming issue of Indiana Connection magazine. 

Enter by completing the online the form below.

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.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2021!

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