LFC Youth class: Foundation accepting applications

Foundation accepting applications

The Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation is now accepting applications for its Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth class of 2021-2022.

The LFC Youth program is a nine-month leadership training course for sophomore high school students. It develops leadership skills and helps students learn more about the community and find ways to serve others. The program’s curriculum is based on “The Five Practices of Exemplary Student Leadership.”

It focuses on diversity and inclusion, service learning and public speaking.

LFC Youth’s mission is to create a community of young people actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership.

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The program is open to students of any school in Franklin County, including home school. It is available at no cost to students, thanks to Wilson College’s sponsorship.

“LFC Youth is an incredible opportunity for local students because it introduces them to skills and ways of thinking that they may not encounter otherwise,” said Virginia Harriger, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation. “Our students are brought together from all across the county to learn and grow, becoming our community’s next generation of leaders.” 

The highly competitive selection process requires two mentor letters of recommendation with the student’s application followed by an interview. For more information about LFC Youth or to apply, visit Chambersburg.org/Leadership or contact Harriger at [email protected]. The deadline for receiving applications is February 22, 2021. Learn more at a free virtual information session on January 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom; go to Chambersburg.org/Events to register now.

Leadership Franklin County is an initiative of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, and an affiliate of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. The organization’s goal is advancing the free enterprise system through education and promoting citizenship and leadership. Learn more here.

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