An outgrowth of the success of Leadership Sumner is the development of the youth program. Sophomore through senior high school students that are potential community and business leaders are selected in a process similar to the adult program.
Participants in the youth program are identified by their high school’s faculty and administration and are encouraged to apply in early spring. The students travel the county in a chartered bus and visit many business, civic and historic sites, asking questions, sharing insights and discussing what they are observing. This mini-tour is a first-hand experience for these students and serves as an impetus for their continuing commitment to community service.
Thanks to support of the Adult Program and community sponsors, the participation costs for all selected students are fully covered by scholarships.
Starting this past academic year, we have an agreement with Dr. Del Phillips and the Sumner County Schools to operate with a once a month release from class.
The application process for the 2017-2018 school year is open. Apply here.