Students accepted into the Leadership Corps are required to make a one-year commitment during their Junior or Senior year of high school. Students will gain leadership skills, work experience and a $1000 scholarship upon completion of the program. The goal of the Leadership Corps is to engage Student Leaders across Indiana in recycling initiatives in their communities, building the next generation of recycling champions. Through Student Leader reporting, the IRC will track the amount of material recycled by weight and/or volume from each student project.
Applicants to the program must identify an adult ally affiliated with the school or school district to support student recycling efforts.
Recycle Rally is a nationwide school recycling program designed to raise awareness among K-12 students about the importance of recycling and encourage them to take action and make recycling part of their lives. This program aims to take K-12 school recycling programs to the next level, expanding to more schools across the nation, and offering new opportunities for involvement. Through the program, schools earn rewards, gain access to educational tools and connect to a national recycling effort.