Teen Leadership Cherokee

Organized in 2000 and graduating its first class back in 2001, the mission of Teen Leadership Cherokee is to develop the knowledge and leadership skills of young people so they may confidently become our community’s leaders of tomorrow.  To accomplish this mission, the Teen Leadership Cherokee Program offers a series of class sessions to explore topics such as – community involvement, personal development, team building, and educational and economic responsibility.  Participants will develop a sense of community and will discover the impact of teamwork upon their peers, their schools, and Cherokee County.

The young men and women selected to participate in Teen Leadership Cherokee must attend school in Cherokee County and/or live in Cherokee County, demonstrate outstanding qualities as existing or potential leaders and possess the desire to effect change in their community. Applications are typically released in mid to late September, and participants will be selected based upon information provided in this written application and personal interview.  Participants’ academic achievements and responsibilities – working after school, active participation in school functions or membership in other organizations – will be reviewed during the selection process.  The class is limited to 20 participants.


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