For Youth

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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4-H Electric connects to next generation

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Features, For Youth, General

Several years ago, leaders in the 4-H Electric program around the state started growing concerned about the decline in participation in the long-time program. To outsiders, the program was mostly associated with wiring a circuit on a plywood board and constructing extension cords and shop lights. Despite its endless energy and opportunities, considering it is… Continue reading.

Reaching for Tomorrow

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in For Youth, General

“I touch the future. I teach.” is a quote attributed to Christa McAuliffe, the star-crossed classroom teacher who was to be the first teacher in space aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Challenger. In their own ways, Indiana’s electric cooperatives have been touching the future, too, … for decades. Fulfilling the cooperative commitment to community and education, they… Continue reading.

Thanks beyond measure

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Posted on May 01, 2017 in For Youth, Kids Projects

For Teacher Appreciation Day on May 9, create a special gift for the teacher you know and love. What you need: 1 8-inch embroidery hoop 32 6-inch rulers 1 hot glue gun with glue Embellishments (optional) What to do: Remove the inner ring of your embroidery hoop. Space 16 rulers evenly around your embroidery hoop. Using the… Continue reading.

Figure Painting

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Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Features, For Youth

Naomi Schroeder paints with words. Though just a fourth grader, she loves combining her illustrations with her writing in picture books she’s been creating since she was a tot. And at the intersection of words and pictures, she’s discovered the fun within figures of speech. She used one well-worn phrase to turn out a whimsical… Continue reading.

Cats & Dogs Reign

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Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Features, For Youth

It rained cats and dogs on the 20th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest. And because of that, a kennel of critters will rule the 2018 cooperative wall calendar! From kindergartners through high school seniors, students depicted furry friends of the feline and canine kind. Winning entries in first, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth… Continue reading.