Leadership Highlands Jr.

Highlands School Students Encouraged to Apply

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC is launching a free educational program aimed at Highlands School students who will be in grades 10 –12 during the 2023/24 school year. Leadership Highlands Jr. will focus on developing young leaders, preparing them for next steps after high school, and encouraging community involvement and civic engagement.

Students must commit to and engage in all program days and the participant selected project, with a graduation celebration at the end. Following is the schedule:

  • Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • A service project to be completed by Saturday, September 30, 2023.

“We feel this program offers an extremely enriching curriculum for the young people of Highlands,” says Kaye McHan, executive director of Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC. “Their experience with Leadership Highlands Jr. should leave them better informed about their community and better prepared for college or the workforce.”

Written or video applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2023. Participation and completion required to become eligible for a scholarship during senior year.

CLICK HERE to download an application.