Another year of Youth Leadership Hendricks County (YLHC) is underway. The 34 member class of 2017 recently completed their Opening Retreat at Jameson Camp. The 2017 class will meet monthly through March 2017 to learn leadership skills and about the many facets of life in Hendricks County.
Executive Director Susan Rozzi explains, “Youth Leadership Hendricks County is investing in the young leaders of our community. We have a great staff and volunteers who dedicate a significant amount of time nurturing and encouraging these students. Each of them has been chosen because someone in their life saw their potential as leaders. We will spend the next seven months helping them develop and strengthen their skills. “
YLHC is designed for high school sophomores and its schedule is synchronized with the school year. Each year five students from each of the county’s six public high schools and five students from private/home schools are chosen for the program. Students apply in the spring of the freshman year through the guidance office. The primary purpose of Youth Leadership Hendricks County is to develop leadership potential, foster civic awareness, and promote responsible volunteerism.
Since 1993, Leadership Hendricks County has given citizens the background and inside information they need to take on effective leadership roles in the Hendricks County community. Leadership Hendricks County, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to seek, prepare, involve and sustain leaders from diverse backgrounds to address community and countywide changes. For information, call 317-718-6178 or visit www.LeadershipHendricksCounty.org.