Leadership Franklin County programs have graduated over 800 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.
LFC Community -Applications NOW OPEN thru Thurs. 3.28.2024
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.
LFC 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 before applying.
LFC Community Class of 2024-2025 applications NOW OPEN - Click Here. Deadline is Thursday 3.28.20243/22
Applicants will be interviewed April-June 2024 and up to 25 students will be accepted into the Class of 2025. The tuition to participate in the program if accepted is $1,500 per person; there is a limited number of available scholarships provided by the LFC Alumni. The course begins in September 2024 with a two-day mandatory team-building retreat and includes monthly sessions, on the second Wednesday during the workday, from October 2024 through April 2025. Wrap up & graduation prep. is late April 2025.
Students also will be divided into teams to work on a project with a local nonprofit during the course, which is separate from the monthly sessions. All students will present the results of their team project at the graduation ceremony in May 2025. Students can expect to receive leadership training, learn how to maximize work in teams, and expand their knowledge of key areas of Franklin County. Check dates for the Class of 2025 below.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS: Nonprofit organizations are sought annually to submit a project to be paired with a project team from our LFCC Class. Four to five local nonprofit projects are accepted via RFP process. Check back in early 2024 for instructions on submitting a project application for the Class of 2025.
LFC Youth - Applications NOW OPEN thru Fri. 2/2/2024
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.
Class of 2024-2025 Applications NOW OPEN: Applications are open to any freshman attending a Franklin County public or private high school (or home school) who is in good standing regarding grades, attendance/behavior. Prior student leadership experience is not required. Applications and two references are due Feb. 2, 2024
- LFC Youth Application - apply today for the class of 2025
- Applicants must provide two references (non-family members) by the application deadline of 2/2/2024. REFERENCE LINK for applicant mentors
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, and volunteer opportunities. The group works with IceFest Pa hosting the Run Your Ice Off 5K at the end of the weekend and coordinating the Log On Leash Up Virtual 5K Pet Walk in Fall.
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 Duane Bock- 2022 LFC Alumni of the Year
Leadership Franklin County is a program of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber Foundation.