Youth Leadership Bartholomew County embodies the future of our youth and connects our youth to the community within which we each live and work. By being a part of this empowering program, high school seniors will participate in activities that will begin to mold them into strong community leaders of tomorrow.

Youth Leadership Bartholomew County accepts seniors from all Bartholomew County High Schools, with a 3.3 GPA and/or a B+ average. Each student will have shown throughout their time in High School, a leadership style with a passion for empowering others. YLBC connects our youth to the many wonderful facets of Bartholomew County in an effort to impart a desire to return to the place each currently calls home.

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

  • All-day event to include professional leadership geared to mentor to the desired career path of each student.
  • Career development
  • Speakers who are geared to empower each individual to be the very best they can be
  • Scholarship awards to assist with the cost of higher education
  • Hands-on workshops; Essays that are reviewed and graded by Columbus’ Ivy Tech Community College and a Resume writing event with constructive feedback by Manpower of Columbus

High School seniors who choose to participate in Youth Leadership Bartholomew County will benefit by all it has to offer.  By taking part, they will be one of the 1000’s of youth leaders from Bartholomew County who have identified their potential and are making differences in Bartholomew County or the various communities in which they live now.

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