Junior Leadership Program Class of 2022 – 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.

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 to the Class of 2022!

The Class of 2022 will be the 26th 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)

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 Tuesday, May 4, 2022. Participants must meet all of the program requirements to be eligible for graduation.

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

Dates to remember

April 23, 2021 Applications Due 
May 13, 2021 Orientation for participants and parents (Tuition Due) (Thursday, 6:30pm–7:30pm)
August 3-8 2021 SS Kids packing week at Salvation Army (required service opportunity- you will sign up for one day) 
August 15 & 16, 2021 Opening Retreat – Mandatory (Sun 2-6 pm; Monday 8 am-2 pm)
September 1, 2021 Lake County History Day
October 6, 2021 Education Day
November 3, 2021 Business, Labor, and Economy Day
December 1, 2021 Government and Community Services Day
January 26, 2022 Mid-year Retreat with Signature Program (4th Wednesday, 8:30am-3:30pm) Mandatory
February 2, 2022 Public Safety and Justice Day
March 2, 2022 Health Care and Healthy Living Day
March 5, 2022 Lake County Expo (Saturday - LLC sponsored service opportunity - two hour shifts available throughout the day) 
March 26, 2022 (tentative)  Kids Show (Saturday - LLC sponsored service opportunity - two hour shifts available throughout the day)
April 6, 2022 Quality of Life Day
April 23, 2022 (tentative) Global Youth Service Day (Saturday)
May 4, 2022 Closing Session (day) & Graduation (pm) - Mandatory