Who has celebrated a 15th anniversary?  Back in the day, the traditional gift for reaching this milestone was some item, large or small, made of crystal.  For the earlier milestones, before you had shown this rather sizable personal commitment, you got gifts made from less valuable, less sparkly materials like paper, wood or tin.  After…

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So many high school students are drawn toward a career in health care, yet are provided with so little information on available options.  Enter, Junior Leadership! On Feb. 27 we held our first-ever Mid-Program Opportunity focused on Health Care Career Possibilities.  For over 6 months we collaborated with Medina Hospital’s Sarah Arend and Medina County…

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Yes, there was actual value in taking four years of Latin. Wearing a toga now and then may or may not have been one of them.  Better understanding of the words we use to narrate our lives definitely makes the cut. Jr. Leadership was warmly welcomed and inspired by many county leaders on its Local…

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Junior Leadership students that came together at the Juvenile Detention Center for an optional Mid-Program Opportunity were presented with 3 unique voices, 3 unique stories, and one common thread: choice. Mike Pistorino shared his story of child abuse, neglect, addiction and loss. His trauma led him to prison and near-death.  It also finally led him…

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Evolve or die.  It’s not only true in science. Last week community leaders in healthcare, food service/social entrepreneurship and music shared phenomenal stories on how they are finding new ways to address and bring positive change to issues that impact us all. This combined LMC/JrLMC Regional Day made its own impact. Junior Leadership participants: “It…

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When I was a high school junior, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian.  Everyone around me knew it, too. It had been my goal since middle school. I talked to the right people, took the right classes, was accepted into the right college. Finally that goal was becoming real. I filled 3 quarters…

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Years – 15 Alumni – 548 Lessons and memories – countless A we celebrate this milestone, we are asking our alumni to share their reflections on their Junior Leadership journey and beyond.  We begin with one of our most recent graduates, Ben Mullins.  A 2017 JrLMC alumnus, Ben is still actively participating in our program,…

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Yes, if you participate in Junior Leadership, you may end up in the back of a police car. Or in the front! Our sincere gratitude to the Montville Police Department for sharing the rewards and challenges of law enforcement.  We always leave with broader understanding and appreciation.   

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Listen to your heart. You can accomplish much if you persevere. Look at the intersection of your strengths, interests and areas of growth to help discover your destiny. Whatever you do, do it for the right reasons. These are just a few of the messages shared by our guest presenters at our JrLMC Leadership Development…

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  Since 2004 Junior Leadership Medina County has served as an empowering agent to 548 young leaders committed to making a positive impact on their world.  We hear the inspired and inspiring stories of many through their continued connection with JrLMC.  We want to hear more!  And share them with you! Do you know anyone…

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