Teen Leadership Academy is a program that connects our businesses, schools, community, governments and non-profits to rising Seniors in high school. In 2018, the inaugural class was started right here in Tipp City and Bethel Local School districts. Now we are preparing for our 4th class of students in 2021.
The committee consists of business leaders who see the need to create an opportunity for Juniors, entering their Senior year of high school, to grow and connect within our community. Any student within those parameters, who reside within the Tipp City and Bethel Local School Districts are welcome to apply.
This is a full week immersion into the Tipp City, Bethel Township and Miami County communities. Date: Tuesday, June 8 - Friday, June 11, 2021 Time: Approximately 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day, with a closing ceremony on Friday evening. Who: Students in high school class of 2022, who reside in the Tipp City or Bethel School Districts Cost: $25 each applicant - payment due at the time of application Application Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2021, ** until Midnight ** Essay questions and 2 letters of recommendation required. All applications will be reviewed and recipients notified of acceptance in the program by June 1. Only 10 applicants will be selected for the program.
Each day will consist of travel to different sites around the Tipp City & Troy area. Most days require personal car transportation (student or parent), and other days we will have a van providing transportation.
*Past experiences have included:
Extensive team building and leadership opportunities with their peers and business leaders.
Philanthropic immersion with Tipp City Foundation and United Way of Miami County
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
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
*Experiences may change, due to restrictions with health department or business preferences.
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