Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:51 am
Verbatim: YLNI launches high school program
The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana issued the following news release today:
FORT WAYNE, IN – 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
Jurneť-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 that 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 https://www.ylni.org/High-School-Leadership-Institute/.