Youth Leadership Bartholomew County

a community program for over 40 years

For more than 40 years, Youth Leadership Bartholomew County has recognized thousands of local high school seniors for their leadership skills, high school accomplishments and their community service. To highlight the significance of Youth Leadership Bartholomew County, each registered student will participate in the following activities:

  • An all day hands on leadership training by National Youth Leadership Council from Minneapolis, MN
  • Career development exercises
  • Speakers who are geared to empower and encourage
  • Scholarship awards to assist with the cost of higher education

Hands-on Community Sponsored Workshops: Essays are reviewed and graded by Ivy Tech Community College, Resumes are reviewed with constructive feedback by Manpower of Columbus, Interviews are hosted by a Columbus area business, educator, or civic leaders and a complementary professional head-shot is provided by Parker Portraits

Youth Leadership Bartholomew County invites seniors from all Bartholomew County High Schools, with a B+ and/or higher GPA. The program, which entails many steps, requires each student to complete exercises and meet deadlines in order to be eligible for scholarships and Youth Leadership Bartholomew County Leadership Day at The Commons in September.

YLBC Goals:

Youth Leadership Bartholomew County provides rising seniors opportunities to showcase their leadership skills through high school experiences in the areas of academics, activities, community service and work.  Additionally, they will be exposed to activities to support them in the college application process or post-high school career journey. Each youth leader will create a usable resume, write an essay similar to a scholarship essay, participate in a professional interview and attend a leadership workshop.  It is the intent of the Youth Leadership Bartholomew County program to recognize and provide our youth with meaningful opportunities along their journey to become future leaders in the communities in which they live.

YLBC Vision:

YLBC seeks to empower young leaders by equipping them to positively impact the communities in which they live.

YLBC Mission:

YLBC recognizes it’s outstanding high school career and college bound students’ leadership, achievement and community service, and provides them with experiences and training to become successful leaders.