FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2014
BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington seeks seventh and eighth grade applicants for Ivy Tech’s 2014-15 Youth Leadership Academy, a program designed to foster civic engagement among youth. Participants will develop leadership skills, create a community service project, build communication skills, and meet community leaders. There is no fee to participate.
Students in grades seven and eight, from any school in Monroe County, are eligible to apply for the Youth Leadership Academy. Participants will engage in leadership development activities on Saturdays [October 25, November 1, and November 15, 2014] from 9a.m. to 5p.m.
From January through March 2015, participants will meet with an Ivy Tech mentor to complete a project that meets the needs of youth or solves a problem faced by youth in their community or school. They will also be required to make a final presentation of their project at Ivy Tech’s 12th Annual O’Bannon Institute for Community Service. The tentative dates for the Institute are either April 10 or April 17, 2015.
The deadline to apply for the Youth Leadership Academy is Friday, September 5, 2014. For information and to apply, visit http://obannon.ivytech.edu and click “Youth Leadership Academy.”