Since 2021, the Leadership Connection has been serving its mission to connect today’s leaders with the next generation to build a stronger community. Leadership Connection provides a forum for local high school students to engage with distinguished professionals from both the private and public sectors, allowing students to build professional and personal leadership skills while providing members of our community the opportunity to positively impact the next generation. 

The Rotary Club of Carmel is proud to partner with distinguished members of our community to lead this workshop and service activity that brings students from both Carmel and Indianapolis together as they explore their futures and learn how they can impact their communities. Students who attend can also apply for the Portee-Leadership Connection scholarship, which awards funds to a college or trade school of their choice and a laptop computer.

We are proud of the impact Leadership Connection is making in our communities and invite you to join us on this mission to inspire and engage.


What our Attendees Say

What I enjoyed most during this event was how we got to communicate and connect with other students from different schools. Also, how we got to meet amazing people and got to talk to adults more about what will help our future the best.


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2024 Save the Date

Embracing Authenticity: The Power of Vulnerability and Leadership

Community Service Day: October 24, 2024, at O ne America

Main Event: November 15, 2024, at the Carmel-Clay Public Library


2024 Sponsors

Bank of America, All-State Foundation...more to come!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please visit our sponsorship link:

Questions - please see Ranj Puthran


Thank you to our 2024 Partners

Leadership Connection is presented in partnership with the Carmel Fire Department, the Carmel Mayor’s Student Advisory Council, Carmel-Clay Schools, Christel House Watanabe Manual High School, Hamilton County Leadership Academy and iTeam.



Please join us by volunteering on one or both days, visit link below:

Questions - please see Natalie O'Hara





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