Cultivate, Develop Young Citizens
About the Program
The Leadership Johnson County Youth Leadership Academy is a five-month program designed to bring together a select group of Johnson County High School students to learn more about their community and practice leadership skills in a fun learning environment.
Each program day is designed to foster an opportunity for increased self-awareness, a better understanding of the local community and an opportunity to meet and network with peers from across Johnson County. Modeled after the LJC Signature Program, the Youth Leadership Academy will provide students with an extraordinary opportunity for in-depth leadership training from experts around the state.
Youth Leadership Program participants will:
- Network with community leaders and peers.
- Practice project management skills through a community project of their own design.
- Participate in the True Colors personality assessment and have an opportunity to participate in MBTI.
- Learn more about Johnson County's history and current county government.
- Upon completion of the program, students will earn 1 college credit at Franklin College.
Youth Leadership Academy participants must:
- Attend an opening retreat in late July.
- Attend 4 regularly scheduled class dates throughout the year.
- Attend and present at the graduation celebration.
- Complete a community service project.
- Applicants must be a sophomore or junior at the time of application completion.
- Class members must commit to full participation in the program.
- Class members must agree to abide by all LJC – Youth Leadership Academy policies and procedures.
- Must be a resident of Johnson County or attend a high school located in Johnson County.
I joined so that I could learn how to be a better leader for the people around me and become a better person overall.
Franklin Community High School
Take the Next Steps
Applications MUST be typed and submitted online. Hand-written applications will not be accepted. All applications must be submitted prior to March 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for admission to our program.
A review committee appointed by the LJC Board of Trustees will select participants based on the COMPLETED application.
Your selection into the class is based upon your application.
You are encouraged to be DETAILED and use this opportunity to highlight your passions and achievements.
The cost to participate in the 2023-2024 Leadership Johnson County Youth Leadership Academy is $400.
Tuition is due in full by July 15. There are no refunds after this date.
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of acceptance into the program. The deposit is included in the full tuition amount.
Scholarships are available for up to approximately 60 percent of tuition cost. Scholarship applications are available online or by contacting us.
Payment plans can be arranged. Credit cards are accepted.
Saturday, July 29, 2023, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12, 2023, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Sunday, January 14, 2024, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Do you know a high school student who would benefit from our Youth Leadership Academy? If you wish to recommend a candidate for our next class, please fill out the form. Applicants that are nominated will receive an application with a note regarding who nominated them for participation.
I wanted to get outside of my comfort zone and learn to be a better leader for my community. LJC has done all of that and so much more.
Whiteland Community High School
Class of 2022-2023
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