Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington seeks area seventh and eighth grade applicants from all backgrounds and experiences for the Judy O’Bannon Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). YLA is an inclusive program designed to foster civic commitment and engagement among youth. Participants will develop leadership skills, create a community service project, and build communication skills. There is no fee for application or participation.
YLA will commence on Friday, Oct. 21 with a dinner and introductory meeting. Following the meeting, participants will engage in leadership development activities on three Saturdays, Oct. 22 (9 a.m.-Noon), Nov. 12 (9 a.m.-Noon), and Dec. 3 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).
In Jan. 2023, students will begin meeting with their mentor to complete a service project that addresses the needs of local youth or solves a problem at school or in the community.
For details and to apply, visit ivytech.edu/obannon and click Youth Leadership Academy. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct. 12.
For direct inquiries, contact Jennifer Daily-Mantha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-330-4402, or Dr. Samantha Levy at email@example.com or 812-330-6024.
Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at ivytech.edu, call 812-330-6013, or email askBloomington@ivytech.edu. For information on tuition-free programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.
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