Leadership course offered to county’s youth

Franklin County’s youth can learn about the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth during a free virtual information session Jan. 10. The Zoom session starts at 6:30 p.m. Register for the session here.

The LFC Youth program is a nine-month leadership training course to help incoming sophomore high
school students gain leadership skills, 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, career exploration, service learning and public speaking.

LFC Youth was founded in 2009 with the mission “to create a community of young people who are
actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership.” The program offers a valuable
opportunity to students of any school in Franklin County, including home school, and is available at no
cost to students thanks to Wilson College’s sponsorship.

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One-of-a-kind opportunity

“LFC Youth offers students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn more about their community, leadership
skills, diversity and more,” said Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation Executive Director Virginia Harriger. “Bringing a group of students together from various schools across the county gives them a chance to collaborate and grow in a new environment.”

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 gharriger@chambersburg.org. Applications must
be received by February 21, 2022. Learn more at a free virtual information session on January 10 at 6:30
p.m. via Zoom; go to CVBAlliance.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 and the Cumberland
Valley Business Alliance. It is dedicated to supporting the greater Franklin County business community
by promoting leadership, citizenship and workforce development. Learn more about the Foundation at
Chambersburg.org/ChamberFoundation.

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