The Next Gen Leadership Institute bridges the hap between our signature Leadership Institute and HIgh School Leadership Institute, aiming to grow emerging leaders ages 18-22. This program is modeled after our other institutes and connects young entrepreneurs and students from our area Northeast Indiana colleges, universities, and trade schools. Taking place in February this two-day program is a crash course in leadership development, covering both personal and professional topics that are tailored to help participants build relationships, network, and connect with their community. For participants, it plays a role in their future goals and plans in the community.


  • Develop practical, real-world leadership skills
  • Learn from a diverse group of community leaders
  • Network with young professionals in a variety of fields


  • Free

Who Should Apply?

  • Member and non-members of YLNI
  • Students aged 18-22 years, enrolled in an area college, university, trade programs or schools
  • Young entrepreneurs and community volunteers

Application Details

  • Applications open in November
  • Class size is limited; we do ask for authentic and well-thought-out responses as well as a current resume or CV, current headshot, and letter of recommendation
  • Connect with us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to see when applications open up
  • Submit your Application today!


E-mail: institute@ylni.org

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