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—Sept. 30, 2016

 

The United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) is looking for
tomorrow’s leaders right here at IPS.

 

UWCI is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Leadership
United
program. This United Way initiative teaches high school freshmen,
sophomores and juniors about the nonprofit sector and how to serve on a
nonprofit board.

 

Because leadership development is a key part of healthy
adolescent development, Youth Leadership United believes young people can be
influential within an organization when provided with the appropriate
resources.

 

“Young leaders today are eager to be part of the solution
instead of the problem,” said Annie Smith, United Way’s youth engagement manager.
“When they focus on building character, self-awareness and a sense of purpose,
they are better prepared for service leadership.”

 

Thirty students from Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and
Morgan counties will be selected for the program, which develops and nurtures
the young leaders’ skills through a variety of training activities and
experiential learning opportunities. Students will also learn about setting
personal and organizational goals while they gain confidence.

 

“As teachers, coaches and mentors, we must be willing and
intentional in helping youth develop leadership skills. With our help, they can
become better communicators, problem solvers, independent thinkers and decision
makers.”

 

The deadline to apply is Oct.
24, 2016
. The selection announcement will be made in December 2016.

 

To learn more or to apply, click here.