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Youth Power & Hope Awards

Middle Schoolers: We want to hear how you’re making a difference in your community!

Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Indiana Connection, are accepting applications for awards that recognize the community spirit of Indiana’s youth.


The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors Indiana students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities.


Up to five qualified candidates will be selected to receive $500, be honored this December in Indianapolis during a special program and be featured in Indiana Connection.

Past award recipients include students who have initiated a coat drive for the underprivileged, supported patients at Riley Hospital for Children, worked with special needs children, volunteered at a local animal shelter, raised money for the American Cancer Society, and more.


Applicants must submit an online application at When doing so, applicants will be asked to provide examples of and information about their community service activities, share any relevant photos, and list references who may be contacted for additional information. Deadline for entries is Oct. 1.

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