Jr. Leadership Orangeburg County
Creating a Foundation of Community Leadership
Established by the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce, Jr. Leadership Orangeburg has provided hundreds of students the opportunity to cultivate community knowledge and develop leadership skills. It promotes civic responsibility by encouraging involvement, as well as increasing enthusiasm and dedication.
Also, it offers students the opportunity to:
– Learn more about our community resources, government, businesses, and educational opportunities
– Learn more about the impact of economic development on the community
– Enhance leadership skills
– Exchange ideas and experiences, both formally and informally
– Meet and build relationships with students from many different schools
The ultimate goal of Jr. Leadership Orangeburg is for students to become aware of all Orangeburg offers and prepare them to help better our community in the future. Thus enriching the quality of life and shaping the future. Thus making Orangeburg County a better place to Live, Work and Play.
Who’s a Candidate?
Jr. Leadership Orangeburg County is open to all high schools in Orangeburg County. This program includes students in their junior year of high school who have been recognized by the guidance counselors of their school as leaders of tomorrow.
Jr. Leadership Orangeburg County, which began in 1992, is a scaled down version of our Leadership Orangeburg Program. The Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue this excellent program for young people in today’s society. It follows the basic format as our Leadership Orangeburg County program. Students attend six sessions held during school days during regular school hours. On those days, every effort is made to adhere to a schedule similar to that of a school day, i.e. approximately 7:45 am – 2:45 pm. Sessions cover the following:
(1) Team Building
(2) Agriculture & Tourism
(3) Medical Services
(4) State Government
(5) Higher Education
(6) City & County Government
As well as a group community service project that the class decides. We also incorporate lessons from Junior Achievement’s “Be Entrepreneurial Program”.
Business casual is considered the appropriate attire. We want to ensure that the students represent their schools and themselves in the best light, that is why we ask for this type of attire. This will be worn to all sessions unless otherwise notified.