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Ivy Tech seeks youth leadership applications

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is seeking seventh- and eighth-grade applicants for the Judy O’Bannon Youth Leadership Academy, a program designed to foster civic engagement among youth.

Participants will develop leadership skills, create a community service project, build communication skills and meet community leaders according to a news release from Ivy Tech. There is no fee to participate.

Participants will engage in leadership development activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on three Saturdays: Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10, 2018. These meetings will take place at Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus.

Beginning in January 2019, students will meet twice a month with an Ivy Tech mentor to complete a project that meets the needs of youth or solves a problem faced by youth in their community or school.

Students will complete their projects and make a presentation to the community at a public event in the spring of 2019.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 7. To apply, visit and click “Youth Leadership Academy.” Participants will be notified on Sept. 12.

For more information, contact Jennifer Daily-Mantha at [email protected] or 812-330-6006.

IU establishes Black Philanthropy Circle

Indiana University has launched the IU Black Philanthropy Circle. The organization, made up of IU alumni and supporters, will address education issues faced by black communities through philanthropy.

In partnership with the Indiana University Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, the Black Philanthropy Circle will establish programs to improve the recruitment, retention and degree attainment for black students, faculty and staff on all of IU’s campuses and beyond.

To further its mission, the Black Philanthropy Circle is seeking more founding members, who commit to investing at least $15,000 over a three-year period to make the circle’s grants, scholarships and educational initiatives possible.

Membership not only supports initiatives for students, faculty and staff; it also allows members to guide the circle’s initiatives and connects them with a passionate network of leaders and alumni.

Individuals interested in learning more about giving to diversity initiatives and scholarships, including the Black Philanthropy Circle, should visit