Youth Power and Hope Applications Open

Indiana’s electric cooperatives 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.

 “One of the founding principles of Hendricks Power is a commitment to community,” said Dana Cochran, Director of Marketing and Member Engagement, of Hendricks Power Cooperative. “We are proud to be a part of recognizing the community service efforts of our youth.”

Past award recipients include Chloe Schut, of Danville Middle School, for her involvement in the Girl Scouts and Hendricks Co. Humane Society. Other winners 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 Friday, Oct. 1.

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