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2022 Summer Innovation Experience

June 22, 2022 @ 8:30 am - June 24, 2022 @ 3:30 pm


Young Leaders Academy

Calling all future leaders! Join a free three-day innovation and leadership development experience for rising high school freshman and sophomores.

Leadership and innovation skills are highly coveted in today’s society. We have to prepare students for this workforce of innovation and put them in the best position to be successful. Community and economic growth will depend on leaders equipped to remake the world in an uncertain future.

Set on Purdue Northwest’s Westville campus from June 22 to 24, the Summer Innovation Experience provides an engaging introduction to leadership and innovation. Throughout three days of fun, hands-on activities and learning, students will practice 30 key skillsets that will help them become more confident, curious, creative, critical-thinking and collaborative leaders.

Participation is free and open to rising high school freshman and sophomores.

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Attendees Will…

  • Learn what innovation is and how the future depends on it
  • Rediscover their creativity
  • Build confidence in their own problem-solving skills
  • Learn about different leadership styles and be given a chance to practice them
  • Meet local business and community leaders
  • Have fun!

A light breakfast, snacks and lunch will be provided each day.

Our Aim

To guide each participant on their development journey to become a more authentic, vibrant and innovative leader who can then share his/her gifts with communities across Northwest Indiana. All students – regardless of their background – should be equipped for success in the future economy. Everyone must be given an opportunity to be an innovator.

The Summer Innovation Experience is presented by the Society of Innovators and Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.


PNW Westville
Purdue University Northwest - Westville Campus,1401 US-421
Westville, IN 46391 United States
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