Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead

Learning to Lead, Clinton County is a program of the Learning Network and is a youth leadership initiative for high school sophomores in our county. The mission of Learning to Lead is to identify young leaders from diverse backgrounds who will develop leadership skills and civic responsibility in community challenges, therefore empowering youth to serve as a resource in Clinton County. While learning to lead, youth will be encouraged to pursue post-secondary educational opportunities.

The primary purpose of Learning to Lead, Clinton County is to develop leadership, foster civic awareness, promote responsible volunteerism, and encourage post-secondary educational aspirations among county youth.

The program components consist of an opening and closing retreat and day-long workshops and field trips, focusing on:

  • Local Government
  • Economic Development
  • Cultural Exchange
  • Post-Secondary Education Awareness
  • Agriculture and Business

Students apply and are accepted based on recommendations from their school principals, counselors and community youth organizations. Six students each from Rossville H.S., Clinton Central H.S.and Clinton Prairie H.S. and twelve students from Frankfort H.S. are chosen to participate. Students are excused from regular classes at their respective schools in order to attend program days.


  • June 17, 2014 – Parent Meeting 7PM, 4-H Building
  • July 22-23, 2014 – Canoe Trip (Sugar Creek)/orientation Camp Collum
  • September 10, 2014 – Service Project (Location to be announced) 8:30AM – 2:30PM
  • October 8, 2014 – Leadership Day 4-H Building
  • November 12, 2014 – Emergency Management Simulation (Sheriff’s Department)
  • December 3, 2014 – Government Day (Old Stoney)
  • February 4, 2015 – State House Visit (This date may change due to availability of our legislators (leave from Extension office)
  • March 11, 2015 – Poverty Simulation/Cultural Diversity Day, 4-H Building
  • April 8, 2015 – Flight Day/Area Plan Commission Mock hearing (Frankfort airport)
  • April 26, 2015 – Closing Ceremony, location to be announced


Application Checklist:

  • Completed all sections of the application
  • Answered all questions for Essay under Section III
  • Completed all required signatures

A fully completed application package includes:

  • All sections of the application filled out completely
  • One-page typewritten response to all three essay questions
  • All required signatures (denoted with asterisks)

If you have questions, please contact:

Nancy Elsea, Coordinator

Learning to Lead, Clinton County

Office: (765) 659-6380 Cell: (765) 242-0543