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My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth planning partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Ball State University (BSU). The program is in its third year and was developed with the belief that young people in Indiana should not have to leave their hometowns in order to achieve their dreams. Previous participating groups have developed community vision plans that lay the groundwork for student entrepreneurship opportunities, community gardens, bike-share programs, farmer's markets, and other programs students wanted to see brought to their hometown. Past youth-driven plans have been adopted by local units of government and one group even raised about $4,000 in grant funding and in-kind donations to implement projects developed in the MCMV planning process.
Local Units of Government (LUGs) interested in having their community’s young adults play a key role in community planning efforts should apply to the 2016-2017 MCMV program. The LUG will recruit a group of high school students, work with them to write the essay submit the essay application to IHCDA, maintain the group’s involvement during the MCMV program year, and provide support to the BSU mentor throughout the process.
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May 6, 2016 – Application opens
September 9, 2016 – Application closes
September 16, 2016 – Program participants announced
September 24, 2016 – Kick-off event in Indianapolis
October 2016-March 2017– Plan development including regular mentor meetings with groups, at least one stakeholder meeting, and three additional state-wide meetings.
November 2016 – Second state-wide meeting
March 2017 – Third state-wide meeting
April 2017 – Final event in Indianapolis
Gary - ARISE plan
Anderson Community Schools - COMPASS plan
DeKalb High School - JAG plan
Hamilton Heights - Business Professionals of America (BPA) plan
Martinsville High School - DECA plan
Muncie Central High School plan
Vevay (Switzerland County) plan
Washington County plan
Lawrence County plan
September 27, 2014 - My Community, My Vision Session 1 Orientation Presentation
For more information on MCMV, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.