Team Building Retreat - August 5

Student Leadership Johns Creek (SLJC) kicked off their 2023-24 program at Urban Escape Games on Saturday, August 5th. This year our 151 students representing Innovation Academy, Mt. Pisgah School, Providence Christian - Johns Creek, Johns Creek; Centennial, Chattahoochee, and Northview High Schools didn’t miss a beat and escaped all the really challenging games in record time while learning about their group mates for the upcoming year. 

The retreat officially kicked off the 11th year of Student Leadership Johns Creek and the program will continue with monthly in-person program days. The first-year students will work on community projects. The second-year students will work on creating an on-line portfolio including a Linked-In profile and resume. In addition, the students will be shadowing a business professional in a field of study they are interested in pursuing. Our Student Leadership Johns Creek Ambassadors will also be facilitating city council candidate debates on September 26th at Chattahoochee High School.

The two-year SLJC program is managed by an advisory committee under the direction of Leadership Johns Creek, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, in collaboration with Fulton County Schools.  Aside from managing the day-to-day functions, the Executive Director, Irene Sanders, provides leadership by example to all of the students and the community.  She is a Johns Creek resident and mother of two graduates of Johns Creek high schools and also serves as a Johns Creek Planning Commissioner; she knows first-hand the importance of leadership skills. In addition, we have added former Fulton County Schools Board Member Linda McCain to our team. Linda served 12-years with Fulton County Schools and was excited to dive into working with our amazing student leaders. She is also a Johns Creek resident and mother of three graduates of Johns Creek high schools. We are excited to have this dynamic duo focuing on developing our SLJC students in the coming year.

Fundamental to the program is a rigorous application process that includes those students who have demonstrated solid or emerging leadership qualities.  Applications for the 2024-25 class will be available December 1, 2023.

For more information, please contact: Irene Sanders Executive Director at, 404-406-0480 or visit our website at