Whitewater Valley REMC oﬀers several youth programs each year for local students. Our fun and exciting programs are offered at no cost to local students and are tailored to all ages, with options for K-12.
AGES: entering college or trade school
APPLICATION DEADLINE: to be announced soon for the 2019 school year
Qualified applicants will be entered into a drawing to be held at the annual meeting. Scholarship funds will be dispersed to the school for those drawn upon proof of enrollment to the college or trade school they have chosen.
Youth Power & Hope Award
DATE: December 2018
DEADLINE: Oct. 5, 2018
AGES: Students in 5th - 8th grades
The Youth Power and Hope Award is for students in fifth through eighth grades who are active leaders in their community and whose parents live on electric cooperative lines in Indiana. Being an active member in the community can mean anything from volunteering at your church to being involved with 4-H to helping support local hospitals or other community organizations.
If this sounds like you, you’re encouraged to enter our Youth Power and Hope Award contest where we celebrate our group of upcoming community superstars. All you have to do to enter is tell us how you’re making a positive difference in your community. Winners will travel to Indianapolis in December to be recognized for their achievements and to attend a special program in their honor. In addition, they will receive a free night’s stay in downtown Indy and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Electric Consumer.
TOUCHSTONE ENERGY CAMP
DATES: June 2019
AGES: students entering 7th grade
APPLICATION DEADLINE: to be announced soon
This camp experience is designed to help students entering the seventh grade learn about electrification, electric safety, and teach them about the cooperative business model.
CALENDAR ART CONTEST
AGES: students in grades K-12
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 2019
Students can enter this contest for a chance to illustrate an award-winning calendar. Thirteen ﬁrst-place winners and nine honorable mention winners will have their artwork featured in the calendar – and will receive cash prizes.
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DATES: January 2019
DEADLINES: to be announced soon
AGES: high schoolers
Students learn about the daily activities that take place in the Statehouse during the legislative session. Must have transportation to Indianapolis on the day of participation.
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YOUTH TOUR TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
DATE: June 2019
AGES: students entering 12th grade the following school year
APPLICATION DEADLINE: To be announced soon
An unforgettable, week-long educational adventure that includes sightseeing at Gettysburg and other national memorials, visits with Indiana’s Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill, and a rally with over 1,500 students from across the country.