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iLEAD Youth Leadership Program

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Building leadership and personal growth through youth-driven service and hands-on experiences.  


iLEAD/VOICE is a youth-driven service that focuses on leadership and personal growth through hands-on experience. In 2020, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation joined forces to create a new program called VOICE in conjunction with CASY’s iLEAD program. “iLEAD- Because My VOICE Matters” focuses on teen leadership development and peer-to-peer education in regards to tobacco, cessation, and drug and alcohol prevention. iLEAD/VOICE is designed to provide youth the opportunity to enhance and develop leadership skills and empowerment within a grassroots framework. The CORE Leadership Council works with the community to formulate social media campaigns and spearheads the annual Wabash Valley Youth Leadership Summit at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods campus. The summit is a two-day/overnight stay event filled with both educational and fun activities! iLEAD/VOICE embraces the idea of youth empowerment and the impact of peers educating peers. iLEAD/VOICE meets during club times at schools and once a month at Chances And Services for Youth or at a designated location.

Wabash Valley Youth Leadership Summit 

Enjoy a college life experience at the Wabash Valley Youth Leadership Summit! Students will enjoy a two-day, overnight stay at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on June 16th through June 17th.  Registration is open to existing middle school students, students entering middle school, and graduating 8th graders.  This year we have an exciting team from North Carolina called “Leading to Change”, a nationally awarded training team designed to transform and empower students.  Students will experience cutting edge technology, media tools, out-of-this-world team building, humor, music, innovation, and wit by a dynamic team of rockstar facilitators! Students will arrive on Tuesday at 8-AM for registration and will be picked up at 12-PM on Wednesday.  Registration of $35 per student includes all meals, housing and bedding, and activities.  Scholarships are available upon request, as all students are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register your child, click on the button below.  

Engage, Empower and Educate Who This program is open to all area middle school and high school students and is offered at no charge to the youth and their families. Where iLead sessions meet at Chances And Services for Youth (Booker T. Washington Community Center, 1101 South 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47802). When iLead meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the school year. How Information and applications are available at the links below or at the CASY office (1101 S. 13th St. Terre Haute, IN 47802). To register, complete the application and return it to CASY by mail or in person. For more information, please contact Kandace Brown by email [email protected]

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