Kosciusko REMC  along with other REMC’s around the state and their statewide magazine, Electric Consumer, 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.

Five winners will be selected to participate in a special community-service focused symposium on Nov. 11 at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum featuring former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings and will travel to Indianapolis in December to attend a special program in their honor. In addition, winners will be featured in Electric Consumer.

“One of the founding principles of KREMC is a commitment to community,” said Jennifer Barger, KREMC communications specialist. “We are proud to be a part of recognizing the community service efforts of our youth.”

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 application, examples of how they have been involved in their local communities, and a reference letter from a trusted adult. Visit Electric Consumer’s website for an application and to learn about past award recipients. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 29.