Youth Leadership Summit

Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) is for middle and high school student leaders who want to see and affect change in their community. YLS is a Youth Conference geared towards giving youth a platform to hear and learn from professionals regarding academics, decision making, and advocacy. YLS is a conference where youth are engaged with plenary sessions and interactive workshops with knowledge that is transferable across home, school, and community. In addition to networking with youth across the state, youth also become the teacher. Youth attending YLS work hard and play hard. Saturday activities close out the day with the Slam Dunk Contest, Amp Harris and Reggie Wayne Celebrity Basketball Game and an All White Party (invite only).

This 3-day leadership summit allows future innovators, engineers, doctors, and investigators to start building their path to success and get real, hands-on STEM experience at the Youth Leadership Summit. Over three impactful days, middle and high school students explore career opportunities and gain increased confidence and leadership skills among like-minded and aspirational students from around the state. IBE is committed to be a catalyst in promoting positive, relevant content to our youth for academic and social success.

IBE is committed to being a catalyst in promoting positive, relevant content to our youth for academic and social success.

Questions about YLS Contact Jennifer Darby at 

2019 Dates: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

  • Day 1: Friday, July 19th, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Day 2: Saturday, July 20th, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Day 3: Sunday, July 21st,  2019 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cost: $200 Full weekend (Pre-registration and chaperone required)

$75 Super Friday and Saturday Only (no overnight)

Location: Westin Hotel

Sponsors: Purdue University, UPS, Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, Engaging Solutions, LLC

Contributor: Lilly Endowment

Weekend Rate $200 covers activities & meals for Friday thru Sunday and overnight accomodations Friday & Saturday at the Westin Hotel. Register HERE

Participants must complete send in the following:

ALL Documents must be returned to by June 28, 2019 

To register a group email