FRANKLIN, IN - Leadership Johnson County will begin offering a Youth Leadership Academy in the 2019-2020 school year.
The program aims to bring together students from across the county in an experiential learning community. Based on the collaboration model used in the LJC Signature Program, the Youth Leadership Academy will focus on students developing a better understanding of their local community, increased project-management skills, enhanced leadership skills and more self-awareness. Each student will also participate in a community project.
The program facilitation will be led by LJC alumnus Amy Kelsay. Amy is a 2003 graduate of the LJC Signature Program and has numerous years leading youth groups including 4-H, Junior Leaders, Youth Philanthropy Initiative and Kelsay Farms.
Seed money for this program was granted by the Duke Energy Foundation and the Johnson County Community Foundation.
"When you combine the many strengths that our community has to offer with the fantastic youth of Johnson County - I am certain that great things will happen! I'm thrilled and especially honored to be a part of the LJC Youth Leadership Academy," Kelsay said.
Applications for the program will become available in mid-February. For more information, visit our website at leadershipjohnsoncounty.org or call Tandy Shuck at 317.738.8264 for more information.