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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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Taking 5

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Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in For Youth, General

Anyone who’s ever had cats knows they are creatures of both habit and keen curiosity. Evan Olinger never has had a cat; he and his older brother are allergic to them. Still, the high school sophomore won his fifth consecutive grade division in the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art contest in March by modeling the… 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.

Calendar of Art 2018

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Posted on Apr 26, 2017 in Gallery of Art

The 20th edition of the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art featured artwork created during the 2016-17 school year. The contest was judged in spring 2017. Over 2,710 pieces of art were submitted for the contest. (See story from May 2017.) The Best of Show was Fourth Grade/April winner Naomi Schroeder.   GO TO CALENDAR OF… 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.