Application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2024.
Due to the high volume of applicants we cannot accept applications after this date.

Leadership Franklin County Youth (LFCY) is a selective leadership program providing learning opportunities to Franklin County high school sophomores (public, private or home school) with the goal of developing youth leaders who are actively engaged in responsible, ethical, and effective leadership.  Students apply in their freshman year. The program is free to students because of the generous financial support of Wilson College.

Prior leadership experience is not necessary to apply. All applicants go through an in school interview with LFCY Steering Committee members in Feb./March 2024. LFCY will chose up to 25 students from the Franklin County area by April 2024. The new class will convene for the first time in late April 2024.

Students should review the program time commitment in Question 2 before applying for this program.  Please note that attendance at our orientation & summer retreat is mandatory. Your school leadership will be contacted in advance of interviews to ensure the student applicant's school status (grades/attendance and behavior) permits participation.

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* 1. Please fill in the following information.

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* 2. Student Commitment:
If selected for Leadership Franklin County Youth, I understand that the April 30, 2024 Orientation (during school time) & June 4, 2024 Retreat (summer break) are mandatory. I understand that if I am absent from the Orientation and/or Retreat for any reason, I will not be able to participate for the remainder of the LFCY program.

I understand that LFCY monthly session participation is very important in order for me to complete the program and graduate. I understand that sessions will occur during school hours and I will be responsible to communicate in advance with my teachers & arrange for make up work from class time I miss.

I understand that transportation will be provided for public school students via buses from the sending high school to the Franklin County Career & Tech Center where LFC leadership will meet students and provide van transportation for students to sessions.

I understand that private or home schooled students will need to find their own monthly transportation to/from LFCY sessions. 

I understand all students will need to find transportation to/from the June Retreat and volunteer activity days.

I will complete all related assignments as assigned and understand I am required to work as a LFCY volunteer with either Scoop-a-Palooza event (July 2024) and/or IceFest Run Your Ice Off 5k (Jan 2025).

I promise to display mutual respect for my peers/adult facilitators and show a desire for learning new skills and self-improvement.

LFC Youth Class of 2024-2025 Session Schedule:
o Tuesday, April 30, 2024                   Orientation Day
o Tuesday June 4, 2024                      Retreat Day
o Tuesday, September 10, 2024
o Tuesday, October 1, 2024
o Tuesday, November 5, 2024
o Tuesday, December 3, 2024

o Tuesday, January 7, 2025 
o Tuesday, February 4, 2025 
o Tuesday, March 4, 2025 
o Tuesday, April 8, 2025 
o April 2025  (TBA)       

Volunteer Dates
Scoop-a-Palooza @ CASHS > Saturday July 6, 2024
Run Your Ice Off 5k @ Ice Fest 2025  > Sunday Feb. 2, 2025      

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* 3. Parent/Guardian Commitment:
By typing my (our) name(s) below, I (we) fully endorse our student's participation in Leadership Franklin County Youth and have read the student commitment/understand the program participation requirements.

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* 4. By checking this box, I acknowledge that LFCY will contact my school administration to ensure I am in good standing at my school (grades, attendance & behavior) and will gain consent for my participation in this program.

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* 5. Why do you want to participate in the Leadership Franklin County Youth?

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* 6. Name someone you consider to be a leader and why.

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* 7. Think of a time you had a chance to be a formal or informal leader. Looking back at the experience, what would you have done the same or differently and why?

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* 8. Tell us about a difficult decision you have made in the past year. What factors did you consider in helping you make this decision?

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* 9. Tell us more about yourself - current extra-curricular activities, part time work or hobbies.  Indicate how long you have been involved with each activity.

Thank you for applying for Leadership Franklin County Youth.

Your application is not complete without two reference submissions.  References may be teachers, coaches, school administrators or any other adult (at least 20 years old) that are not a relative.  References must submit in our electronic format found at under the youth program section. We will alert students when their application and references are complete.

The selection committee will work with your school to schedule in-school interviews during Feb./March 2024. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by April 2024.

LFCY is sponsored by Wilson College