Boone REMC’s Youth Programs and Scholarships
As part of our investment in our community, Boone REMC looks for ways to support our young people. We do that by offering several youth programs each year for local students and through our scholarship program. Read on to learn more about these programs, or contact us today.
Boone REMC Annual Meeting Scholarships
Boone REMC will award 15 – $500 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. The scholarships will be awarded during a random drawing at the Boone REMC Annual Meeting, held March 7, 2020. The student or a legal guardian must be present to win. Applicants need to fill out an application (CLICK HERE). If students are awarded the scholarship, they must submit their class schedule for college before Jan. 2021 or the scholarship will be forfeited.
For local students, we offer several youth programs each year that offer fun, educational opportunities to our kids. These include:
Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest
The annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest is a program that allows budding young artists to show off their creative talents. Indiana Connection, a member magazine published by Indiana Electric Cooperatives (Boone REMC’s statewide association), organizes the contest each year. One student from each K-12 grade is named a first-place winner. The kindergarten winner illustrates the calendar cover, the first-grade winner depicts January, and so on, ending with the first-place high school senior illustrating December. Additionally, nine honorable mention winners are featured in a special section of the calendar. Winners receive cash prizes and are invited to a recognition reception, where they get to meet successful Hoosier artists. Any K-12 student in Indiana may enter artwork in the contest; he or she does not need to be the son or daughter of a Boone REMC member. Entries for the 2021 calendar, which will be the 23rd edition, are due March 2020. Find an application form here, or learn more.
Indiana Youth Tour
The Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is an all-expenses-paid trip each June for students entering their senior year of high school. Participants tour historic sites and monuments in and around our nation’s capital and meet with U.S. representatives and senators. They also tour Gettysburg and the Flight 93 memorial, visit Arlington National Cemetery for the changing of the guard, and enjoy a night cruise on the Potomac River. To be eligible, an applicant must be the son, daughter, or legal ward of a current Boone REMC member. The 2020 Indiana Youth Tour is scheduled for June 18-25, 2020; the application will open Dec. 1, 2019. Find the application form here.
Touchstone Energy Camp
Boone REMC offers a summer camp program called Touchstone Energy Camp. This program, designed for students going into seventh grade, offers a free opportunity to spend three days at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities like horseback riding, zip-lining, swimming, rock climbing, and archery, while also learning about electrical safety and renewable energy. Students must be sons or daughters of Boone REMC members to be eligible. Camp takes place June 3-6, 2020. Applications are due March 2, 2020. Find the application form here.
Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day
Boone REMC is accepting applications from high school students for the Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day program. The Electric Cooperative Page Day is held in Indianapolis at the Indiana Statehouse. Page Day is an interactive, educational experience that allows students the opportunity to learn about the daily activities that take place in the Statehouse during the legislative session. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet state legislators. This program will be held in the Senate.
2021 Electric Cooperative Page Day is in January.
Students who have an interest in participating should apply by visiting https://www.indianaec.org/programs/youth/page-day/.
All applicants must be high school students and have adequate transportation to and from the Statehouse.
Demonstrations and Other Learning Opportunities
If you’re interested in having Boone REMC provide a demonstration on electrical safety or the science behind electricity for your class or other student groups call 800-897-7362. Due to construction in front of our building, we prefer to come to schools this year.
Youth Advisory Board
The Boone REMC Youth Advisory Council serves in promoting cooperative difference. Leadership, community service, and local interest will be among the top priorities of the members as they actively promote and participate in the youth programs available through Boone REMC. Two seniors from Lebanon, Western Boone, Sheridan, Zionsville and Traders Point High School will serve on the council, which will meet every other month.
Youth advisory members must be on Boone REMC service lines and a senior in 2019-2020.
Students interested in serving should fill out an application.
Youth Power and Hope Awards
Each fall, students in grades 5 through 8 who are involved in community service projects are encouraged to apply for the Youth Power and Hope Awards. This program is organized by Indiana Connection, a magazine for electric cooperative members in Indiana, and recognizes middle-schoolers for their efforts to make their communities better places to live. The five winners are invited to the annual meeting of Indiana Electric Cooperatives (our statewide association) in December, where they get to attend a recognition breakfast with a Hoosier celebrity. Past guest speakers have included Indiana’s Miss America Katie Stam, Olympic diver David Boudia, and Survivor star Rupert Boneham. You can learn about some of the past winners here.