Self-Discovery / Career Exploration Project (SD/CE)

Grade Levels:

Identify the Skills & Traits You Need to Succeed!


of the participants are able to identify the characteristics (Honesty, Forgiveness, Communication, Boundaries, and Integrity) needed to build positive and healthy relationships.


of the participants are able to identify the traits (Confidence, Dedication, Optimism, Resilience, and Tenacity) associated with Leadership Effectiveness.


of our alumni go to college.


of our alumni have already graduated college.


persist past one year.


of the participants are able to identify character traits (Accountability, Integrity, and Conscientious) that are tied to post-secondary and career success.


of the participants are able to identify the educational skills (Academic Discipline, Initiative, and Critical Thinking) required for college admission, persistence, and graduation.

Who Am I? Where Am I Going?
How Will I Get There?

With a rich 40-year history, the Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project (SD/CE) program offers a Indianapolis Youth Development experience that equips high school students in 10th through 12th grades with timeless principles, knowledge, and life skills needed to achieve academic and career success. The program curriculum is designed to challenge participants to look introspectively and provide greater insight into personal, educational and career goals. Since inception, over 10,000 participants have participated in the program. 

Indianapolis Youth Development students continue to be faced with a myriad of images that adversely affect their ability to clearly understand their destiny and create a plan to execute their goals of achievement. The Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project encourages and compels participants to conduct a very critical self-evaluation in the following areas:

After becoming Self-Discovery/Career Exploration alumni, participants receive an array of continued support through networking opportunities, college exploration and visits, college application support, scholarships, internship opportunities, and more.

Spring 2024
Program Information

Dates: January 29 – April 27, 2024

Sessions Held Once a Week – Choose the option that fits your schedule:
Option 1: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM (On-site)
Option 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM (On-site)
Option 3: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM (On-site)
Option 4: Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 PM (On-site or Virtual)
Option 5: Saturdays, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (On-site or Virtual)
Option 6: Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:30 PM (On-site or Virtual)

Program Location:
Center for Leadership Development
2425 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Program Fee: 
$25 *Program fees are non-refundable 

Mandatory Orientation:
Wednesday, January 24th at 6:00pm
6:00 – 7:30 PM, check-in begins at 5:50 PM

Orientation Location:
Zoom Virtual Platform

Registration Closes:
Wednesday, January 24th at 4pm

Registration Closed