Students in grades 9-12 who live or attend high school in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, or Washington counties are invited to attend a youth summit in August. ?The Leader in Me? will be a highly interactive summit featuring sessions on self-awareness/resiliency, financial literacy, diversity/inclusion, a community service project, low-ropes team building course, and ax-throwing.

Participants will receive a $10 gas card to help with travel costs. There will be prizes and giveaways. Youth will leave with new friends, new skills, and the opportunity to develop leadership abilities. There is no cost to attend due to the generosity of First Savings Bank.

The youth summit is hosted by Align Southern Indiana, a nonprofit organization located in the five-county region. One of Align?s long-term outcomes is that community citizens will be fostered to become regional leaders.

The event will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Country Lake Christian Retreat in Underwood, Ind. Registration is due by July 28 and is required, as the summit is limited to 50 participants. Registration can be found here: or by visiting the Align Southern Indiana website, under ?News.? Questions can be directed to Jaime Toppe at or Jill Keinsley at