Young Leaders

Young Leaders is a program established by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. This program reflects off our Leadership Marion program. Young Leaders is designed as an opportunity to give students a deeper understanding of Marion County. Students will spend the year touring our community while learning about its strengths, challenges, and opportunities! Class members will be exposed to influential business leaders and young professionals from across Marion County and have the chance to explore   careers, ask questions of industry professionals and discover the spirit of collaborations that makes Marion County a great place to live, work, learn, and play.

Young leaders program goals are:
- To develop effective styles of leadership, communication, and decision-making skills.
- To have an increased awareness of our community needs, opportunities, problems and resources.
- Acquire a network of adult leaders in the community, who can provide mentorship for success beyond high school.
- To interact with peers, leaders, and decision makers from all segments of the community.
- To meet students from Marion County that attend other high schools
and to develop mutual trust and respect for each other.
- Increase familiarity with area beyond their immediate neighborhood and schools.