The Dubois County Museum is launching a teen youth leadership pilot summer program in which county teens can take advantage of a special opportunity to learn about running the museum and pick up experience of running a business as well as take part in helping plan the future for the museum.

They are looking for teens, ninth through 12th graders, to apply now for this special program.

Candidates who wish to volunteer will be chosen, and applications must be in by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

Twenty Volunteers will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, June 2nd, 2023.

Training for all participants: Monday, June 5th, 1:30-4 p.m. at the Museum. Teens will be involved with entry area greetings, giving tours of favorite areas, learning about the business side of running our museum, working on videos to advertise, fun competitions, and marketing and advertising discussions as well. They will work together to promote and run our museum under supervision from 4-6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 6th – July 13th.

Program Kicks Off: Tuesday and Thursday opening 4-6 p.m. June 6th- July 13th, 2023. 12 days, two hours each session, 24 hours + training, 30-hour volunteer opportunity. Come visit the museum during these times, and admission is by donation only. Supporting our youth during this program is much appreciated. It is a new direction for our museum, and they are seeking support and feedback.

Prizes will be given away through this program, which will be six weeks in duration.

Would you want to be a part of this new program? They are also seeking adult volunteers, business sponsors, and donations to fund the program and prizes too. This is truly a chance to show our teens their heritage during the last few years before they make decisions to leave our county for college or at times, leave for the rest of their life. The museum is working hard to be sure the youth know why we are so proud of our county, and have so much to offer whether they come back to visit or live here in Dubois County for a lifetime.

You may call to discuss the program, call 812-630-5924 and our board member, Vicki Wiederkehr can answer questions. Email [email protected] for application details or questions related to the program.

The museum has blank applications at the door for both volunteers and teens.

The Museum office assistant, Stacy Buhr, can also answer questions.