Power To Students Campaign
Each spring, six high school seniors whose parents or guardians are served by JPEC are awarded scholarships that are used at accredited Kentucky universities or colleges. Seniors who have a 3.0 or higher GPA and a comprehensive ACT score of 18 or higher are encouraged to apply. Return to this page in February next year to obtain an application.
Each spring, JPEC sponsors two high school juniors on a trip to Frankfort, Kentucky to learn how Kentucky government works by meeting legislators, touring the Capitol building and Governor’s Mansion, and much more. In June, they will represent JPEC in Washington, DC with students from nearly every state sponsored by their local cooperatives. The Washington Youth Tour is coordinated through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Interested high school juniors are encouraged to apply. Return to this page in February next year to obtain an application.
Futures Reference Guide
JPEC is pleased to be one of the sponsors of Futures: Your Guide to Life after High School, a one-stop reference resource designed to guide teenagers and their parents in making important decisions regarding post-secondary education and career opportunities. Futures (which is in a handy notebook form) can be found in area public libraries, college and vocational school libraries, adult education centers, and middle and high school guidance offices.
Carson Four Rivers Center Class Act Series
JPEC is a proud supporter of the Class Act Series at the Carson Four Rivers Center. The series presents live performances, often with audience participation, to elicit intellectual, emotional, and sometimes physical responses so students become more fully engaged in their learning. The performances feature professional touring theater companies from around the world and highlight world issues and encourage cultural diversity. More than 150,000 school-age students from our four-state region have been introduced to the performing arts through school day matinees and arts education experiences provided by the Class Acts series.
Newspaper in Education
Newspaper in Education (N.I.E.) is a nation-wide program designed to partner local newspapers with local businesses, groups, and individuals to promote literacy through delivery of free newspapers to area classrooms. Currently each week the Paducah Sun is delivering over 6,700 copies of the regular edition of its newspaper to students in over 50 schools in western Kentucky and southern Illinois.