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2024-2025 JLC Program Application

All parts of the application and appropriate signatures are due by April 26, 2024

The application guidelines are to be reviewed before completing your application form. Participants must be able to meet the participation requirements below. Note the session dates and ensure no scheduling conflicts before completing your application for the program.

The program is open to Juniors during the 2024-2025 school year. Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a High School Junior in the Fall of 2024.
  • Passionate for serving school and community in leadership positions for the greater good.
  • Commitment to attend 100% of program sessions and be an active participant, as stated in the participation requirements below.
  • Be responsible for missing one day of school per month from October through April and making up academic responsibilities.

Every participant of the Junior Leadership Cumberland (JLC) Program is expected to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend the MANDATORY retreat in its entirety. Parents are requested for the first hour. The retreat will be on 9/22/24.
  • Attendance is MANDATORY at ALL six program sessions. NOTE: Please review the dates below in the application.
  • Participate in a minimum of one Community Service Project with the group on a Saturday.
  • Attendance at graduation on 4/25/25, Location TBD, from 8:00 am - 9:30 am is a requirement of the program.
  • Applicants are responsible for their transportation to and from all sessions and JLC events.
  • Participants are required to complete the homework between sessions.

All applications are reviewed by the JLC Committee. The committee will notify applicants in early June of their status.

The value of the program is over $450 per student. However, due to the generosity of individuals, local businesses, and service organizations, the actual cost per student is $150, which is billed upon acceptance into the program. 

Scholarships are available based on financial need. 


  • Read the application guidelines.
  • Please be sure to fill out & sign the application electronically below.
  • Have your School Advisor fill out the School Advisor Reference Form.
  • All parts of the application with appropriate signatures are due by April 26, 2024.

Questions or concerns can be directed to your school counselor/advisor or emailed to

First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *

Application Essay Questions

Every participant in Junior Leadership Cumberland is expected to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend the mandatory orientation retreat, along with a parent, on 9/22/24.
  • Attend and participate in ALL full-day program sessions. Session days are held on Wednesdays and meet from 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
    • Class Dates: 10/2/24, 11/6/24, 12/4/24, 2/5/25, 3/5/25, 4/2/25, 5/7/25* (*Snow Make-Up Day)
  • Attend 1 of 2 service projects held on a Saturday (Dates TBD).
  • Provide your own transportation to and from sessions and events.
  • Attend Graduation on 4/25/25, Location TBD.


Student Signature:

I agree to the program requirement as listed in this application for Junior Leadership Cumberland.


Parent/Guardian Signature:

I agree to support this applicant in their participation in Junior Leadership Cumberland.