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 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.
Congrats to the Class of 2020!
Do you need a volunteer group to help advance a program, project or organization? LFC Community might be a good resource for your nonprofit! 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 in January 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.