Roane County Youth Leadership is open to students from all High Schools in Roane County as well as private school and home-schooled students who will complete the 9th, 10th or 11th grade in the spring.
The goal of the program is for students to improve their leadership skills through class study, interactions with community leaders and exercising the skills they learned through a community service project. The program starts with students participating in a week of day events, typically the first full week after school finishes in late May or early June. Students then enjoy their summer break but resume with a couple after school sessions when school starts back in the fall. Another component of the program requires students to attend two local civic meetings; I.e. County Commission, City Council or School Board. Students will work together on a community service project with everything completed by the time they celebrate with their graduation in early December. An annual scholarship is awarded and students that have completed the program are eligible to apply their senior year.
Interested students are required to complete an application by clicking the “Nominate / Apply” button in the top right corner of your screen to be considered for the program. Selection is made by an independent panel and is based on the student application as well as recommendations from their principal, a teacher and community references. Once the online application is completed, the applicant will receive an email with next steps.