Junior Leadership Program Class of 2021 – now open to 9th , 10th, 11th and 12th grade students!

The Leadership Lake County Junior Leadership Program (JLP) is designed as a nine-month program for high school students to acquire leadership skills and increase civic engagement.  The program focuses on 21st Century skill development including collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, life and career skills, and information technology skills.

Monthly program days provide students with a behind-the-scenes look at Lake County through on-site visits, guest speakers, and experiential learning activities.

Students are introduced to various sectors of the county including government, health and human services, business, and recreation. A class project fosters the development of leadership skills and service learning through a community impact project requiring research, action and reflection.

The Junior Leadership Program is funded by tuition, corporate sponsorships and grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, The AT&T Foundation, The Lubrizol Corporation, Lincoln Electric, Lake Health, and Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve.

Click here for printable Fact Sheet and Program Calendar

Tuition Information: $425 (non-refundable). Thanks to our community partners, we are able to subsidize a significant portion of the actual program cost per student of $1,650. A limited number of partial scholarships will be available to help defray the $425 tuition based on financial need.

Click here to apply for the class of 2021

The Class of 2021 will be the 25th class of JLP students!

Click here for the School Approval Form (Please print out and have your principal sign).

Click here to upload forms (Reference Letters & School Approval Forms)

Click here to pay 2021 JLP Tuition

General Information

  • Classes: Meet on the first or second Wednesday each month from September through May from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm. 
  • Participants:  Participants are high school students attending school or residing in Lake County.  We aim to have all schools represented in each program year.   A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for consideration.  Applications are accepted from freshman, sophomore and junior students for acceptance into the program for the following academic year.  Class size is limited to 25 individuals.
  • Time expectation:  In addition to time spent in program days, the class organizes and implements a service project during the course of the program year to further develop leadership skills.
  • Graduation:  Program participants will be recognized at a Graduation reception on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Participants must meet all of the program requirements to be eligible for graduation.

For more information, contact call 440.290.7933 or info@leadershiplc.org.

Dates to remember

September 11, 2020 Applications Due (Deadline extended due to COVID-19 protocols)
September 30, 2020 Orientation for participants and parents (Tuition Due) (Wednesday, 6:00pm–7:30pm)
October 11 & 12, 2020 Opening Retreat – Mandatory (Sun 2-6 pm; Monday 8 am-2 pm)
October 21, 2020 Lake County History Day
November 4, 2020 Business, Labor, and Economy Day
December 2, 2020 Government and Community Services Day
January 13, 2021 Mid-year Retreat with Signature Program (2nd Wednesday, 8:30am-2:30pm) Mandatory
February 3, 2021 Public Safety and Justice Day
March 3, 2021 Health Care and Healthy Living Day
April 7, 2021 Quality of Life Day
April 24, 2021 Global Youth Service Day (Saturday)
May 5, 2021 Closing Session & Graduation - Mandatory