Student Leadership Johns Creek was created in 2012 as a result of the success of Leadership Johns Creek. Student Leadership Johns Creek is a collaborative effort of our business and civic community to provide leadership training to our local youth.
Student Leadership Johns Creek selected its tenth class of students in March of this year. The program begins in August, 2021 with a one-day team training event and will conclude in April with an announcement of the upcoming class, celebration of the first year students and a graduation for the second year students who receive graduation cords (which they can wear at their respective schools graduation) and certificates of completion. Applications will be available to rising sophomores and juniors in December 2021.
Student Leadership Johns Creek is a program for emerging leaders in their sophomore and junior years. Students apply in December of their freshman or sophomore years for the two-year program. Applicants are accepted from Centennial, Chattahoochee, Johns Creek, Innovation Academy and Northview high schools.
The program is run by an advisory council under the board of directorship of Leadership Johns Creek, a 501c3 non-profit in collaboration with Fulton County Schools.
In year one of this two-year leadership program, leadership skills will be developed through a series of structured learning experiences and then utilized in community service projects within Johns Creek. In the second year, students will have a more individualized focus, implementing the skills learned in year one to find leadership opportunities after high school and college.
Each year after a competitive application process, a class of approximately 50-53 young adults will be selected from area high schools to begin their 2-year commitment. They will be introduced to a core curriculum of leadership skills including goal setting, project management, team building, governmental process, shadowing skills, portfolio and resume building, and communication skills.
Tuition fees cover the participants' program costs, including the team building retreat, leadership training sessions, and all program day group activities and meals. Corporate and business sponsors help cover the remaining costs of the program.
SLJC's classes of 2021-22 thanks sponsors: Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Ernst & Young and AT&T for their generous support of the program.