Junior Leadership Johnston

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2020 Junior Leadership Johnston  

UPDATED 4/7/2020


Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and JCC currently being closed to the public, there are a couple of things we would like to share.

1)  The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 30, 2020.

2) Please submit 2020 Junior Leadership Johnston applications & reference letters via mail to:
Junior Leadership Johnston
135 Best Wood Drive
Clayton, NC  27520
OR via EMAIL to: swgardner@johnstoncc.edu

The staff of WDC are currently not on campus to accept drop-off applications and  therefore, we are asking all applicants to MAIL your application.

Thank you! 


Junior Leadership Johnston is a program to assist emerging youth in their efforts to prepare for leadership positions in business, community, education and government affairs.

Program Specifics

  • Participants (current sophomore class) will be selected from Johnston County Public High Schools, charter schools, private schools, and Johnston County Home Schools
  • The summer program will be June 15-19, 2020
  • A mandatoryorientation will be held prior to the program week to familiarize parents/guardians/participants with the specifics of the program.
  • There will be five days of programmed activities to include but are not limited to classroom activities, tours fo local businesses/industries/agencies, as well as panel discussions.
  • Attendance the entire week is required to complete the program.
  • Participants will work in teams to produce a project related to the week of activities to be presented at the award banquet on Friday evening.
  • Thanks to the generosity of Duke Energy sponsoring the program, there is NO COST to participate.

Participant Criteria

  • Must be a current sophomore (rising junior) in high school
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must attend a Johnston County public high school, charter school, private school or be home schooled in Johnston County
  • Must participate in all days/sessions of the program if selected

Must complete and submit an application with a reference letter (to be submitted via email to swgardner@johnstoncc.edu) to:
Junior Leadership Johnston Advisory Board
135 Best Wood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520

Application above can be opened and downloaded via Adobe.
Please complete the application and submit it electronically to swgardner@johnstoncc.edu.
Reference letters should also be submitted via email to swgardner@johnstoncc.edu

***Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020 - deadline has been extended!***

For other inquires or additional questions, contact Joy Callahan at (919) 209-2027 or jtcallahan@johnstoncc.edu

2017 Junior Leadership Johnston Members
2017 Junior Leadership Johnston members


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