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Youth Leadership Fond du Lac

Unleashing the Power and Potential of Youth Leaders!

Youth Leadership Fond du Lac prepares the next generation of leaders with the skills and abilities to lead themselves and others. This program increases youth participant knowledge of the people, resources and organizations that make our greater Fond du Lac area communities better.

The 2024-2025 Interest Form is open for high school sophomores currently attending a Fond du Lac County high school. Deadline to complete interest application is March 1, 2024.

After review, individuals will be selected to continue in the full application process.

Preparing the Next Generation to Lead and Serve

Our community has so much to offer…this program gave me hands-on opportunities that I can share throughout my career.

K. Sullivan, 2022-2023 Participant

Youth Leadership Fond du Lac Benefits


2024-2025 Program Year

Program Timeline

  • October 2024 – May 2025
  • 2nd Monday, monthly
  • 8:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. CT
  • Meet at community locations in the greater Fond du Lac area.

This program is provided at no cost to the participant or school. We rely on donations, sponsors, and grants as primary funding sources to underwrite the $1,000 cost per student to participate in this program.

What To Expect

  • Celebrate hometown points of interest and explore volunteer opportunities;
  • Design and implement a community benefit project; 
  • Develop an understanding of local government and civic engagement; 
  • Be exposed to career opportunities that exist across sectors; 
  • See themselves as future leaders living, working and thriving in the greater Fond du Lac area.

A Message from our Youth Leaders

We believe leadership has the transformative power to create positive change in the world!

By providing the next generation of emerging young leaders with the knowledge of how the community works and where its opportunities lie, we’re equipping the next generations of leaders with the skills to become leaders in their families, workplaces, and communities. 

Meet Your Program Facilitators

Nichole Rusniaczek

Youth Leadership Fond du Lac Coordinator

Christa Williams


Executive Director and Learning Facilitator

With our learning circle approach, participants will learn alongside each other, from community leaders, and from the support and leadership of our Program Facilitators.

Through learning sessions based on the philosophy of servant leadership, we’re investing in the growth of our youth to be leaders who will better impact the world around us.

About Sophia Partners

Sophia Partners is a community-benefit, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a network of transformative servant-leaders who unleash the potential of people and create collaborative and thriving spaces and places.

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