‘I found my why at Emergence’

Shafer Leadership Academy program helped Dorica Young-Watson find her voice. The kids in Dorica Young-Watson’s third-grade class excitedly shared their costumes for the school Halloween parade, a highlight of Young-Watson’s…

Meet Our Newest Team Member

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In 2020, more than 160 of Shafer Leadership Academy’s nearly 200 public programs were virtual. More than 5,000 people participated in these programs — a record for the Muncie nonprofit…

Patience, Persistence, and People

2020 was a strange year, but it taught me an important lesson about patience, persistence, and people. I count myself as incredibly fortunate to finish this year healthier and happier.…