youth leadership
program

Through the Youth Leadership program, Leadership SBM has shaped the future of our region challenging high school sophomores and juniors to become servant leaders in their families, schools, and community.

During the 10-month Youth Leadership Program, young people embark on a leadership journey connecting with themselves and their unique talents, exploring our community resources and challenges, and shaping the future through servant leadership.

Youth Program Highlights

  • 10-month community immersion program with each program day focusing on a theme of importance to our community
  • Full day team building retreat
  • Monthly program days from 8:30-3:15
  • Community as Classroom: program days held in locations across St. Joseph County
  • 40-45 cohort members from all area high schools
  • Learn about topics such as community history, mental health, servant leadership and much more
  • Complete a community improvement project in small groups
  • Meet students from all area high schools and home school

Tuition and Application

Tuition for Youth Leadership is on a sliding scale based on family income.

$1,500…………………………………..…………$100,000+
$1,200…………………………………..…………$80,000-99,999
$750……………………………………..…………$50,000-79,999
$450……………………………………..…………$30,000-49,999
$100…………………………………..…………under $30,000

Scholarship aid is available. No accepted student will be turned away for inability to pay, and we will work with you find a payment plan that works for each family situation.

Application Process
Students who are rising sophomores and juniors must be nominated to apply to the Youth Leadership program. All nominated students will be notified in July and invited to submit an application. Students chosen as program participants will be notified in September.