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Applications Being Accepted For Lawrence Co. Youth Leadership Academy
Updated May 5, 2017 7:42 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BEDFORD) - Applications are being accepted for the fourth annual Lawrence County Youth Leadership Academy.

The objective of the Academy is to seek, prepare, involve and sustain young leaders from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and teach them about the numerous assets and opportunities within the Lawrence County community.

The class is comprised of five full-day sessions from June 12 - June 16. Both males and females currently completing their eighth grade year in school can register. Class size is limited to 20. The academy will accept at least one boy and one girl from each middle school in Lawrence County.

The Academy is spearheaded by Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis, Bedford Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County, and Duke Energy Government and Community Relations Manager Bruce Calloway.

Duke Energy contributed $20,000 to fund the program.

The program also focuses around five pillars: education, career development, health and wellness, community service and government.

Applications are due May 15. Applications must be submitted to the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County Teen Center, 1830 16th St., Bedford, IN 47421. Email submissions will also be accepted at

For an application, nomination form, or additional information, call the Bedford Chamber at (812) 275-4493.

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