Young Leaders Academy

Our Young Leaders Academy is a suite of programs uniquely designed for sophomores and juniors in regional high schools to help steer your professional development and navigate best leadership practices.


Students during the 2022 summer innovation experience

2022 Summer Innovation Experience participants engage in a fun, team-building exercise.

Invest In You

Build your network of colleagues, develop your leadership skills and have fun exploring evidence-based leadership practices. Our programs help 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.