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LFC Community and Youth programs have graduated over 674 area residents.  Our legacy LFC Community program, founded in 1985, was expanded in 2009 to include the LFC Youth program.  The two programs provide hyper local opportunities for leadership skill development with a focus community leadership, team building and networking.

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 deliver these quality programs year after year.

Graduates continue to volunteer all over our county and participate in our active LFC Alumni group.

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LFC Community

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, and Student 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.



Congrats to the Class of 2020! 

2020 LFC Community Graduation Program2020 LFC Community-Faculty Insert

Leadership Franklin County Community is sponsored by F&M Trust


LFC COMMUNITY ACCEPTING SERVICE PROJECT PROPOSALS Non-profit, educational and governmental organizations who need volunteer help on a project may apply for assistance from the Leadership Franklin County (LFC) Community class for the 2020-2021 program year. Part of the LFC Community experience is the completion of a service project. This enhances teamwork skills while giving back to the community.

Proposals must meet the following criteria:

• The project must have a definable goal that can be achieved in less than nine months (October 2020 to May 2021).

• Proposed project may not include soliciting donations, including sponsorships, prizes, etc.

• The Request for Proposal must be formally approved by the applying organization’s Board of Directors or Steering/ Guiding Committee as appropriate.

• The organization must have a single contact who will provide background, materials and support for team members.

If your organization would like to submit a request for a project team, please complete a Request for Project application, available here. Deadline for submissions is August 10, 2020

LFC Youth

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 in January of their freshman year. This highly competitive selection process involves an interview and requires two mentor recommendations to be submitted with student application.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN for the LFC Youth Class of 2021-2022.   Interested students must submit an application and two references by Monday Feb. 22, 2021.

A virtual information session will be hosted on Monday Jan. 11, 2021 at 6pm for students and parents interested in learning more about the program.  This is not mandatory to apply but will be helpful if you have specific questions or want to meet LFC Youth Alumni.  Click here to register

LFC Youth Class of 2021-2022 APPLICATION

LFC Youth Class of 2021-2022 REFERENCE FORM



LFC Youth Alumni List

Leadership Franklin County Youth is sponsored by Wilson College.


LFC Alumni

LFC Alumni stay involved in the community and are busy in many volunteer organizations all around Franklin County. We have over 674 Alumni between the Community and Youth programs.

LFC Community Alumni A-Z   |   LFC Community Alumni by Year

LFC Youth Alumni

The LFC Alumni Committee is a group of Alumni focused solely on the engagement of our Alumni through events, volunteer opportunities and with IceFest Pa hosting the Run Your Ice Off 5K at the end of the weekend. Funds raised at the 5K support the LFC Alumni Scholarship fund for new Community students & Relay for Life of Chambersburg.  Alumni can connect via their LFC Alumni Facebook Group or can learn about other alumni activities by contacting Ginny Harriger at

The LFC Alumni of the Year award is given annually to recognize a former graduated student of Leadership Franklin County Community who has distinguished themselves in their professional and volunteer capacities and who has shown continuing service, interest and support in the growth of Franklin County. Nominees must also be at least three years post-LFCC graduation and may not be a member of the LFC Alumni Committee. The LFC Alumni Committee reviews nominations submitted by our Alumni with many worthy candidates are brought forth each year during this process.

Congratulations to Angi Quigley - 2019 LFC Alumni of the Year  

View all winners here: LFC Alumni of the Year 2008-2019



Leadership Franklin County is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.

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