Leadership Lake County youth leaderships programs enrollment deadline approaches

Leadership Lake County continues to build leaders and the community


The deadline to enroll in two of the Leadership Lake County programs designed for students is approaching.  There are limited spots available and the deadline to apply for each program is August 5. Tuitions include all program materials, healthy lunches and snacks, and transportation as a class during the program day.


Both programs begin in mid-August. Each monthly program begins at 7:30 a.m. at various locations throughout the county and ends at 2:30 p/m.  The Junior Leadership Program is a nine-month program for students entering 10th through 12th grade to acquire leadership skills and increase civic engagement.


The Youth Leadership Academy is for students entering grades six through eight. Both programs seek to have representation from students in all schools in Lake County. Grades are not a factor in consideration for an application.


“We realize that some of our most successful businesses are owned or led by individuals who may not have been fantastic students. Programs like ours give students the skills they need to develop as leaders of others – and leaders of themselves.”, said Jessie Baginski, Leadership Lake County president/CEO. “As we emerge from COVID and the isolation students experienced, our programs are vital to reset students on the road to socialization and success in schools and in their futures.”


The Junior Leadership Program focuses on 21st Century skill development including collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, life, and career skills, and information technology skills. Tuition is $425 (non-refundable).


The Youth Leadership Academy is an eight-month program for students to learn the basics of goal setting, communication, time management, and community service skills. It focuses on skill development as it relates to leadership, critical thinking and problem solving, goal setting, working with others, communication skills, and service in the community. This program is a unique opportunity designed to guide students to reach his or her full potential. Tuition is $350 (non-refundable).


Monthly program days provide students with a behind-the-scenes look at Lake County through on-site visits, guest speakers, and experiential learning activities. Students are introduced to various sectors of the county including government, health and human services, business, and recreation. A class project fosters the development of leadership skills and service learning through a community impact project requiring research, action, and reflection.


Leadership Lake County, with help from our community partners, offers a tuition rate well below what it costs our organization to operate the two programs. This assistance is provided by corporate sponsorships and grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, The Lubrizol Corporation, Lincoln Electric, Lake Health, and Christ Child Society of the Western Reserve.


A limited number of partial scholarships based on financial need also are available to help defray the tuition for the two youth programs.

Applications and additional information are available for each youth programs at:


Leadership Lake County is a private educational nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization established in 1986 and has become a highly-respected partner in the community.
For more information about Leadership Lake County, visit leadershiplakecounty.org or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/LLCLeads.


Interested families may contact Gina Fletcher, Youth Programs Manager at 440-290-7933 or email gfletcher@leadershiplc.org .


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