Since 1985 over 640 area residents have graduated from the LFC Community program. With expanded offerings in 2009 with the addition of our LFC Youth program, we are able to provide more opportunities for leadership skills development to a broader audience.
Designed and delivered by a dedicated base of community volunteer business leaders, our LFC programs provide a unique venue for personal and professional development. LFC steering committees (most members are LFC alumni) deliver these quality programs year after year.
Graduates continue to volunteer all over our county and participate in our active LFC Alumni group.
LFC Community is the flagship leadership program founded in 1985. The mission of LFC Community -- “Developing an inclusive continuum of civic leaders engaged in the advancement of the quality of life in Franklin County” Participants are taken through a nine month course where they learn about leadership and their community.
Please review the 2020-2021 tentative dates, student attendance & participation policy before applying.
Applications are being accepted thru June 30, 2020, and applicants must also have the 2020 Employer Survey completed. Interviews occur in July and selected students start in September.
Do you need a volunteer group to help advanced a program, project, or organization? LFC Community might be a good resource for your non profit! Each year, participants in LFC Community are placed into groups and complete a community service project. RFP applications will be live in May 2020 for our Fall class projects.
LFC Youth began in 2009 with the mission "To create a community of young people who are actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership".
Key curriculum components of LFCY include: The Five Practices of Exemplary Student Leadership: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Heart PLUS learning in public speaking, diversity & inclusion, and service learning in our community. LFC Youth volunteer at Scoop-a-Palooza and the Run Your Ice Off 5k at IceFest. Students begin their journey in May of their freshman year with graduation the following April of their sophomore year.
The program is open to a selected group of incoming sophomore high school students (public, private or home schooled) in Franklin County. Interested students can apply here by February 12, 2020 of their freshman year. This highly competitive selection process involves an in school interview and requires two mentor recommendations to be submitted with student application.
LFC Alumni are graduates of our LFC Community program who stay involved in
the community long after their class has graduated. LFC Alumni work with the IceFestPa committee and host the Run Your Ice Off 5k. Funds raised support, IceFestPa, the LFC Alumni scholarship fund and Relay for Life of Chambersburg.
We have over 640+ Alumni between the Community and Youth programs - check out our Alumni List
LFC Alumni of the Year award is given annually to acknowledge one alumna's accomplishments within the community. Criteria and nomination form is available online here.. Nominations for the 2019 LFC Alumni of the Year are due by March 4th, 2020. Check out the list of past LFC Alumni of the Year Winners.
A 2017 LFC Community project team created 'Leadership Franklin County Service Opportunities for Leadership Graduates' as a resource for anyone looking for a non-profit board or committee positions - it is available here.
Leadership Franklin County is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.