Leadership Franklin County programs have graduated over 700 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 on 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 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.
Join us for a virtual LFCC information session Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 am to review the program, and dates and answer questions - register here
Apply for the Class of 2024 by clicking here. The application deadline is May 12, 2023. This is a competitively selected, tuition-based program. A limited number of scholarships are available and applicants should indicate the need for financial assistance on their application. Please review the Student Participation Policy and LFCC Dates 2023-2024 before applying as there are selected dates when attendance is mandatory.
An Employer Survey in support of their LFCC Applicant is also due on May 12, 2023 - click here to complete this form for your applicant.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT NEEDED: Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit a project to be chosen for the LFCC Class of 2023-2024. Four to five local nonprofit projects will be accepted via an RFP process, deadlining June 30, 2023. Once selected, the LFCC project team and organizational lead will hold an initial meeting on Saturday, Sept. 9th at our LFCC kick-off retreat and begin the process to complete an MOU .
If you have any questions about the 2023 application process or the project RFP process, please contact Ginny Harriger at email@example.com
Congratulations to the Class of 2022. Click here to view the 2022 Graduation Program and 2021-2022 LFCC Faculty List
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 homeschooled) in Franklin County. Interested students can apply in their freshman year. This highly competitive selection process involves an interview and requires two mentor recommendations to be submitted with student applications.
The deadline for applications/references is Friday, February 10, 2023
APPLICATION for the Class of 2023-2024
REFERENCE FORM for the Class of 2023-2024 > Students need two!
REGISTER HERE For the LFCY Zoom information session for interested students/parents on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 6:30pm.
LFC Alumni stay involved in the community and are busy in many volunteer organizations all around Franklin County.
The LFC Alumni Committee is a group of Alumni focused solely on the engagement of our Alumni through events, volunteer opportunities. The group works with IceFest Pa hosting the Run Your Ice Off 5K at the end of the weekend and coordinates the Log On Leash Up Virtual 5K Pet Walk in April.
Alumni can connect via their LFC Alumni Facebook Group or can learn about other alumni activities by contacting LFC Alumni Chairperson Angi Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Congratulations Michele Ford - 2021 LFC Alumni of the Year
Leadership Franklin County is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.