Center for Leadership Development


Registration is underway for spring classes!

The mission of the Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment. In the program, business and community leaders provide experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment.
Registration for spring classes is underway.

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) offers 15 different programs throughout the year.
Go to for program details.

IBJ Aerospace & Defense Breakfast: Oct. 4 – free tickets

Very limited FREE tickets are available for students to attend the IBJ Aerospace & Defense Breakfast – Thursday, Oct. 4th at the Westin Indianapolis from 7:30 am – 10:00 am. Students will be given the opportunity to engage with industry thought leaders, Indiana aerospace/defense companies and business leaders.
Speakers/participants for the event include: Eric Fanning – Former U.S. Secretary of the Army and current Aerospace Industries Association President, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, George Ferguson – Bloomberg Sr. Aerospace & Defense Analyst, Lisa Hershman – Deputy Chief Management Officer of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, John Pistole – Former Deputy Director of the FBI and current President of Anderson University, Matt Koscal – Sr. Vice President, Chief Administrator Officer at Republic Airline, Danny Lopez – Chairman, Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, Mark Howell – President and CEO if Conexus Indiana, Doug Boles – President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

If interested, email ASAP with: Student Name, School, Year, Email, Mailing Address. These free tickets will be available on a first request, first fulfilled basis.

Project Indy – Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Youth Jobs Program

Project Indy is comprised of a network of community organizations, employers, and corporate partners who are providing job opportunities, soft-skill development and job-readiness training to in-school and out-of-school youth in Marion County.

Mayor Joe Hogsett has created Project Indy to help connect youth to jobs in Indianapolis.
Project Indy Flyer
Read more about Project Indy with online application at

Experience America – Explore a career this summer

Our innovative summer programs help students discover potential careers around their passions. Offered this summer:
Game Experience: three groundbreaking summer programs, ranging from game development to engineering, each open to students of all skill levels.
Project Fashion: See life in living color with our product development and visual communications courses.
Read more about the programs at