Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) is excited to announce the inaugural High School Leadership Institute program. The program will take place over two weeks in June, with 21 participants learning about various topics from community leaders.
Local high school students will explore topics on temperaments and interaction styles, interpersonal communications, networking opportunities, and financial strength and basic budgeting. They’ll also explore the city, taking a tour of the Allen County Courthouse, meeting Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, touring the beautiful Embassy Theatre and the award winning Parkview Field, and getting a hands-on experience at the U.S. Paralympic Training site at Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities.
The students participating in the program are:
- Steve Alvarez – South Side High School
- Janae Andrews – Snider High School
- LaKayla Armour – Snider High School
- DeMisha Billingsley – East Allen University
- Carter Bonecutter – Leo Jr./Sr. High School
- Luke Casterline – New Haven High School
- Austin Caudill – New Haven High School
- Berenice Cruz – South Side High School
- Claryce Dager – Homestead High School
- Jurneé-Len Davis – Snider High School
- Emily Farler – Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School
- Jesus Gonzalez – East Allen University
- Rachel Kitzmiller – New Haven High School
- Shelby Kruckeberg – East Allen Choice Alternative School
- Jaydiin Moye – East Allen Choice Alternative School
- Victoria Rader – North Side High School
- Austin Richards – Homestead High School
- Martavius Sherrill Jr. – Snider High School
- Luke Spangler – Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School
- Sierra Svozzi – Homestead High School
- Zachary Trocchio – Snider High School
The new program is organized by a group of seven YLNI volunteers, led by committee Chair Stephanie Taylor.
“High School Leadership Institute is a way for youth to advance themselves in our community through learning and networking with their peers,” Taylor said. “Getting them in a room with these community professionals would not be possible, but for this program. The exposure they’ll gain to each other, community leaders, and to physical spaces they might not have accessed before is what I am most excited about for the participants.”
The YLNI High School Leadership Institute is made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Strahm Building Solutions, Design Collaborative, Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities, Arts United, Hoppy Gnome, Indiana Michigan Power, and Foellinger Foundation.
For more information on the program, visit ylni.org/High-School-Leadership-Institute.