Young Leaders Academy

Young Leaders Academy is a program designed for sophomores and juniors in regional schools to help steer your professional development and navigate best leadership practices.

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Invest In You

Build your network of colleagues, develop your leadership skills and have fun exploring evidence-based leadership practices. Our redesigned six-month program lets high-school students identify areas for growth with time to intentionally practice their skills.

Our Goal

We aim to guide each participant on their journey to become a more authentic, vibrant leader who can then share his/her gifts with communities across Northwest Indiana.

Our Focus

We focus on guiding our participants toward professional growth, leadership exposure and civic engagement through skill-building sessions.

Regional leaders will join us to share their skills and insight into the region’s culture, assets and leadership challenges.

Program Details

When: One full-day session each month for 6 months.

Where: Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest, located in the Purdue Northwest Meeting Facility, 6100 Southport Road, Portage.

2020 Session

The 2020 session for Young Leaders Academy cost $1,000 for the year.

2020 Program Dates

  • January 22
  • February 19
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10