Junior Leadership Program

Junior Leadership Program Class of 2020 – now open to 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 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.

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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 2020 JLP Tuition (Due April 25, 2019) Link will not be available until program participants are selected.

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 35 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 6, 2020. 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

March 11, 2019                   Applications Due

April 25, 2019                     Orientation for participants and parents (Tuition Due) (Thursday, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm)

August 11 & 12, 2019          Opening Retreat – Mandatory (Sun 1-6 pm; Monday 7:30-2:30)

September 4, 2019             Lake County History Day

October 2, 2019                  Education Day

November 6, 2019              Business and Economy Day

December 4, 2019              Government Day

January 8, 2020                 Mid-year Retreat with Signature Program (2nd Wednesday – full day 8:30 – 2:30) - Mandatory

February 5, 2020               Public Safety and Justice Day

February 8, 2020               Leadership Lake County and Geauga County Youth Summit (Saturday – date subject to change)

March 4, 2020                    Health Care and Health Living Day

March 30, 2020                  Global Youth Service Day (Saturday)

April 1, 2020                      Quality of Life Day

March 28, 2020                  Global Youth Service Day (Saturday)

May 6, 2020                       Closing Session & Graduation - Mandatory