FUTURE PRESIDENTS of AMERICA

JUNE 27-JULY 1, 2022
Marinna, CLASS OF 2021
Gavin, CLASS OF 2018
Grace, CLASS OF 2021

Future Presidents of America is an innovative and engaging youth leadership camp with a mission of developing individual confidence, civic literacy, and good citizenship to reveal the exceptional qualities of character that make for great presidents and leaders.

Using the American presidency as a lens, we will explore a panoramic view of issues relevant to all leaders across the ages. From our country’s heroic 18th century origins to the 23rd president and into the 21st century, this week-long camp will engage participants in the amazingly true stories of real people making real choices that impacted the lives of millions.

Limited to 20 young leaders (ages 13 to 16), this camp will focus on the qualities that make for great presidents—yesterday, today and tomorrow.
All selected participants receive full scholarships ($400 value).

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FUTURE PRESIDENTS OF AMERICA Fall 2022 Newsletter

Click here to access the application. Questions? Please contact:
Roger Hardig, VP of Education, at rhardig@bhpsite.org or call (317) 631-1888.
Jennifer Hodge, Gracia Johnson Floyd Presidential Fellow, at jhodge@bhpsite.org or call (317) 631-1888.

FUTURE PRESIDENTS OF AMERICA

Past Speakers

Several past speakers have included:
Jeff Bennett

Deputy Mayor
Jeff Bennett

Andre Carson

Congressman
André Carson

Tamika Catchings

Professional Athlete and Olympian
Tamika Catchings

Joe Donnelly

Senator
Joe Donnelly

Ryan Gardner

Judge
Ryan Gardner

Christine Hale

Former Indiana State Representative
Christine Hale

Janet Holcomb

First Lady
Janet Holcomb

Tom King

President, Thomas A. King Consulting
Tom King

Jim Morris

Vice President of Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Jim Morris

LG Suzanne Crouch

Lieutenant Governor
Suzanne Crouch

Beyond Future Presidents

BUILDING A RESUME DURING A PANDEMIC

Eleanor Gamble

Eleanor Gamble,

FUTURE PRESIDENTS OF AMERICA, 2015

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in full force this spring, to say that most of us were caught off guard would be an understatement. As alumni of FPA, we are a group of engaged citizens, constantly striving to act as leaders, improve our communities, and create change in areas we care about.

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Whether you filled your mornings with student government meetings and afternoons with choir practice, volunteered weekly at your local food pantry, or tutored elementary students after school each day, most of this disappeared in mid-March, when schools shut down and extracurriculars were cancelled. As disheartening as this was, many of us began grappling for next steps and seeking out ways to keep busy. My advice? Embrace a “new normal”, rather than cling to hope for a return of the past.

The fact of the matter is, this pandemic will sustain a lasting impact on our generation. Schools are exploring their best options for reopening, none of which will look like what we were previously used to. As our realities have been consumed with masks and video meetings, take this time to reflect on how you personally can adapt and embrace. Although you may be stuck in your house, or unable to resume your normal impressive resume of extracurriculars, our personal development and impact on our communities need not come to a halt. Take this time to reflect on what you are passionate about, where your skills best lie, and how you can combine these characteristics to continue growing. Maybe that looks like volunteering your time to tutor kids via Zoom, or cultivating a garden and donating the produce to a food pantry.

Whatever your expertise may be, harness your creativity during this unprecedented season of life to continue making a contribution, both to your future and the world around you.

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Future Presidents of America Image Gallery
Roger Hardig
Jennifer Hodge

Questions

With any inquiries, please contact:

Roger Hardig, VP of Education
rhardig@bhpsite.org
(317) 631-1888

Jennifer Hodge, Gracia Johnson Floyd Presidential Fellow
jhodge@bhpsite.org
(317) 631-1888

Thank You

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR NATIONAL OUTREACH PARTNERS:

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS:

Gracia Johnson Floyd

The Wing Arts & Humanities Fund

Indy Summer Youth Programs

Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation

The John & Isabelle Romine Fund for Children, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation

Monday through Saturday 10am to 3:30pm
Sundays 12 to 3:30pm
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