Definitely not just another leadership program! We offer a unique experience by combining students from every corner of Medina County into one cohort. Students gather once a month to engage in hands on and experiential activities taking them everywhere around the county to learn about what makes Medina County amazing.
The focus of the program is a trifecta of learning: individual strengths, teamwork skills, and philanthropic engagement. Based on Best Practices, Junior Leadership helps students refine their goals and recognize what they have to offer. By meeting with community leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs, students are encouraged to formulate their own pathways and see that the future is truly what they make it.
Junior Leadership is, no pun intended, ideal for high school juniors. That being said, we recognize that extenuating circumstances can make sophomore or even senior year more ideal for the demanded time commitment.
The application is on-line and consists of short essays. Consider this opportunity as practice for up and coming college and job applications:
1) Thoughtfully respond to the questions and create interest for the reader.
2) Let someone else proof your content, grammar and spelling.
3) Re-visit your essays a day later for personal edits and revisions.
4) Don’t procrastinate!
Yes. Sports, illness, academics, family commitments, etc. are all part of life, but we ask that you miss no more than one day. Check the calendar on the website against all of your up-coming responsibilities. Missing more than two classes will severely impact what you get out of the program and because we have a limited class size, we would like to offer spots to only those committed to all the class days.