Junior Leadership Charlotte
Now in its 30th year, Junior Leadership Charlotte is a Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce program designed for Charlotte County high school Juniors. Students who wish to be considered for JLC should complete the application, available in schools at the start of their 2023-2024 term (about August 19th).
The selection process is based on your answers to the questions on the application. Remember to be thoughtful and answer each question completely. Your answers need to be typed. Kindly refer to the application for further instructions. Deadline for submitting application is Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Print the Application for the Class of 2023-2024.
A little History:
JLC was originally created by the Leadership Charlotte Class of 1993 as their community project. Ongoing since its inception, this exciting program is aimed to enhance the educational experiences and knowledge about local opportunities for the students who participate.
About Junior Leadership Charlotte
The Junior Leadership Charlotte program offers students from our local Charlotte County high schools an opportunity to develop positive leadership qualities and a sense of community. It is an interaction between today’s community leaders and tomorrow’s future leaders. The program is designed to heighten the awareness of the needs of our community and to show each student how they can make a difference. It highlights the careers and life-style available to everyone who chooses to call Charlotte County their home.
Thanks to the generous support of the business community there is no cost to the students selected for JLC. Students attend sessions on Team Building, Local Economy and Careers, Environment, Community Services, Government/Justice, Healthcare, Arts & Humanities and participate in a Community Service Project prior to their Graduation from the program.
For more information about the JLC program please contact Bob White, Executive Director of the Charlotte County Chamber 941-627-2222
The 2023-2024 Junior Leadership Charlotte Class, sponsored by the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
1st Row (L-R) Caitlin Barrett, Quin Briggs, Joseph Briscoe, Sandy Bruce, Kylie Caparo, Nin Castelo, Makayla Chupka, Braelynn Clement, Stevie Ethier, Nate Fisk, Keri Goodspeed, Tayna Hall, Jack Ham, Cristin Beverly, Junior Leadership Charlotte Class Chair, and Jami Joannes, Chamber Class Advisor.
2nd Row (L-R) Bob White, Chamber Executive Director, Junior Leadership Charlotte Co-Chair Jessica Rhea, Aidan Hardy, Claire Hegarty, Alex Legried, Leah Matthiessen, Abby Moore, Christine Morris, Diana Oliver, Madison Planer, Maddie Stamm, Logan Stchur, Marissa Szeker, Kat Wedeking and Quentin Young.
Special Thanks thank the sponsors of our 12th Annual Integrity Open Golf Tournament who support the JLC Program: Title Sponsor: Integrity Employee leasing, Inc. Hole-In-One Prize Sponsor: Charlotte County Ford. Bar Sponsor: Elite Inspections & Pest Solutions, LLC. Putting Contest Sponsor: Finnegan's Grille & Pub. Eagle Sponsor: Right Way Public Adjusting. Bridie Sponsors: Mike Martin State Farm Insurance, The Nix Team at Coldwell Banker Sunstar. Par Sponsors: Charlotte Harbor Driving Range, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Harpers 1980, LLC, Isles Remodeling, LLC, Florida Abstract & Security Title Corp and Pioneers Cuts. Hole Sponsors: Restoration Bar, hotwire Communications, Chicken Salad Chick. Hole Sign Sponsors: Cindy marsh-Tichy Coldwell Banker Sunstar, National Cremation Society, Bert's Black Widow Harley-Davidson, Isabel and Annabel's Mexican Restaurant, Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte Sunrise, Martella Law Firm, PLLC, A+ Action Applicance Service and Sales, MomCEO.com/SueHowell and Bag Sponsor: Big Summer Golf Card Holdings, LLP.