Ivy Tech Youth Leadership Academy applications are open

BLOOMINGTON – 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 students will engage in leadership development activities on three Saturdays, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, and Oct. 30. The meetings will take place at Ivy Tech Bloomington from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In Jan. 2022, students will begin meeting with their mentors to complete a service project that addresses the needs of local youths or solves a problem at school or in the community.

To apply, visit ivytech.edu/obannon and click Youth Leadership Academy. The deadline to apply for Ivy Tech’s Judy O’Bannon Youth Leadership Academy is Monday, Sept. 20. For direct inquiries, contact Jennifer Daily-Mantha at jdailymantha@ivytech.edu or 812-330-4402.