-- — The Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is accepting applications for the Five-County Learn to Serve Youth Leadership Program. It’s open to youth in grades 9-11 in Franklin, Fayette, Rush, Union and Wayne counties, said Angie Riffle, 4-H youth development/ county extension educator.
The program runs from September to March and consists of an overnight retreat and monthly sessions focused on leadership building topics. The goals of 5-CLS are to identify, motivate and develop community leaders; nurture the leadership and community service potential of young people; encourage young leaders to make a lifelong commitment to their community; and assist youth who may not already be in leadership roles to develop their skills.
Applications are available from school principals at Batesville High School, Oldenburg Academy and Franklin County High School; the extension office; or the Web site extension.purdue.edu/franklin.
Applications and recommendations are due by Friday, Sept. 21.
The Franklin County Extension Board is also looking for two Franklin County high school teens to serve one-year terms. Completed forms, available by contacting the extension office, and recommendations are due by Oct. 3.
The office is located in Room 214 of the Franklin County Government Building, 1010 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Riffle has details at 765-647-3511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.