Highlighting the Community Spirit of Co-op Youth
Electric Consumer 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!
Congratulations to our 2016 Youth Power and Hope Awards winners!
Jace French, Leopold
Skylar Maul, Wanatah
Nichelle Phares, Ligonier
Lillian Tolmen, Union Mills
Camiren Zellers, Tell City
Honoring those who give back
Five award winners are chosen from all applicants by a panel of judges to receive the awards. Winners will attend an event in their honor in December featuring a celebrity mentor (past guests have included 2009 Miss America Katie Stam-Irk, IndyCar Driver Ed Carpenter, Olympian David Boudia and Hoosier basketball star Luke Zeller), be recognized at the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting, have a night’s stay in Indianapolis, be highlighted in an issue of Electric Consumer magazine and more!
We were excited to have Oliver Luck as our special guest at the 2016 Youth Power and Hope Awards!
Luck is the executive vice president of regulatory affairs at the NCAA, will be the featured speaker at the 2016 Youth Power and Hope Awards presentation in December.
Luck joined the NCAA in 2014 after serving as the director of athletics for West Virginia University. A former quarterback in the NFL, he is also the father of Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck.
Deadline for 2016 entries has closed! Please check back next spring for information on how to apply for the 2017 Youth Power and Hope Awards.
You can learn more about our 2015 winners here! You can also enjoy this short video highlight of the 2015 Youth Power and Hope Awards here!