Youth Power and Hope Awards

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!


COMING SOON! Information on how to apply for the 2017 Youth Power and Hope Awards. 

You can learn more about our 2016 winners here!