When approached with a program that will connect our businesses, schools, community, governments and non-profits, chamber director, Liz Sonnanstine jumped at the chance to get started! In 2018, we are pleased to announce that the inaugural class of Teen Leadership Academy will be right here in Tipp City.
The committee consists of business leaders who see the need to create a program specifically for Juniors entering their Senior year of high school. Any student within those parameters, who resides within the Tipp City and Bethel Township school districts are welcome to apply.
This is a full week immersion into the Tipp City, Bethel and Miami County communities. Date: June 4-8, 2018, Time: Approximately 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day, with a graduation dinner to close out the week Friday evening. Cost: $50 each applicant Application Deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018 All applications will be reviewed and recipients notified of acceptance in the program by April 30. Only 20 applicants will be selected for the program.
Each day will consist of travel to different sites around the Tipp City area. Most days require personal car transportation (student or parent), and other days we will have a bus providing transportation.
Extensive team building and leadership opportunities with their peers and business leaders.
Philanthropic immersion with Tipp City Foundation and Tipp City Area United Way
Students will not only learn about local social challenges, but also make the decision to distribute grant funding toward specific projects that will be facilitated by local non-profits - Project T.I.P.P is Teens Impacting & Promoting Philanthropy
Hands-on community service projects
A mock City Council meeting and round table conversations with Tipp City Mayor and City Manager
Tours of city buildings and departments to get a in-depth view of what the city handles
Bethel Township insider information with the administrator and Township Trustee
Inside our Miami County healthcare system including Upper Valley Medical Center and Health Partners Free Clinic
Exclusive tours of Tipp City manufacturing, engineering and technology facilities
Job Shadowing in the students specific area of interest
Mock trial and live court proceedings at the Miami County courthouse with the magistrate
Amazing race style scavenger hunt to test history and community knowledge
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