The Muncie Youth Leadership Program

Learning to Lead

The goal of this program is to explore the dynamics of leading groups.  Through experiential learning, students will gain insight on the relevance of what it means to be a leader on campus and the surrounding community of Muncie. In  this two semester experience, students will be placed into a group that includes students from three local schools. We will accept 10 Muncie Central students, 10 Indiana Academy students and 10 Burris Laboratory School students. 

Students will

In the fall students will be asked to create a proposal for a problem you want to solve.  In the spring student groups will come together to actually solve the problem and then report on their success.

Click here to see an overview of last year’s program.

Fall Schedule

Most meetings will take place at the Innovation Connector (1208 W White River Blvd).

Light snacks will be provided during every in person meeting. Lunch will be provided during the Opening Retreat.

The program begins in September 2024 and concludes April 2025 with a reception for students and their families.

Who’s In Charge?

This program is a collaboration between Ball State University Teachers College, Muncie Central, Muncie Burris, and Shafer Leadership Academy.

Muncie Central Social Studies Teacher Mr. Adam Cunningham, Muncie Burris Science Teacher Mrs. Amy Miller, Indiana Academy Assistant Lecturer of English Mr. David Haynes along with Shafer Leadership Academy Executive Director Mitch Isaacs serve as the staff team.

What Do Previous Participants Say?

Every year we survey the students and families involved with the program. Our program is consistently ranked as highly impactful by students and their families. 

Click to see the feedback from last year’s students and families!


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