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About JLP

The Junior Leadership Program (JLP) of Leadership Cumberland is designed for high school students in their Junior year. The program is designed to familiarize young leaders with the various elements that form a strong and dynamic community and to help students develop leadership skills. JLP consists of an orientation, a series of 6 monthly weekday sessions, a weekend community event, and a graduation ceremony. 

The curriculum acquaints participants with community needs, opportunities, challenges and resources. It gives them the opportunity to develop leadership, communication, and team building skills. It provides them with the  opportunity to interact with students from other schools, community leaders and decision makers. The program is offered to Central Pennsylvania’s private, public and parochial school students. It is also approved by Cumberland County School Districts and counts as a school day.