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Wilson College has committed $8,000 to the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation to fund the 2019-2020 Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Youth Program.

For the fifth consecutive year, Wilson’s sponsorship enables the Foundation to offer the course free to high school sophomores in Franklin County.

The funding also supports transportation costs, classroom supplies and more. The 2019-2020 class of 27 students will learn how to become actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership. 

This year’s class is made-up of sophomores from the following schools:

“We are so appreciative of Wilson College and their investment in the Leadership Franklin County Youth program,” said Virginia Harriger, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

She said Wilson’s support helps develop local students into community-minded, well-rounded leaders at a critical time in their lives. 

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“Their generosity shows the commitment to Franklin County and its youth,” Harringer said of Wilson’s funding efforts.

LFC Youth began in 2009 and is open to incoming sophomore high school students including public, private or home-schooled students.

The key curriculum components include the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:

  • Model the Way,
  • Inspire a Shared Vision,
  • Challenge the Process,
  • Enable Others to Act and Encourage the Heart, 
  • PLUS Community Awareness and Service Learning.  

“Wilson is proud to sponsor and support Leadership Franklin County Youth, a program that shares our mission of instilling the values of community stewardship and ethical citizenship in today’s youth to develop bold leaders for tomorrow,” said Cassandra H. Latimer, vice president for marketing and communications at Wilson College.

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