The program is offered to students in the 11th grade in Shelby County. Application packets are due Friday, September 17th by 5pm. Selected participants will be notified by October 1, 2021.
The Youth Leadership Shelby County program is designed to encourage young people to be socially, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. There is no cost to participate in the program. The LSC Alumni Association provides funding for the youth program valued at $795.00 per student.