Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership Class participants learn valuable life skills through service projects, interactive learning seminars, and workshops led by local leaders.

Program Qualifications

A student must be entering the 2024-2025 school year as a high school junior enrolled at public, private, charter, or home school in southern Beaufort County, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent. The applicant’s parents and school administrator must sign off on the application, and three personal references must also be submitted. 

Mission Statement

Founded in 2000, the Hilton Head-Bluffton Junior Leadership program is a signature leadership program for high school rising juniors. It is guided by a volunteer Board of Trustees and student advisors from the previous year’s class. The program works to effect positive change in a community by providing high school juniors opportunities to build leadership skills through service learning projects, seminars, workshops and interaction with local leaders and decision makers.

Program Goals

To encourage students to recognize their own potential and develop their leadership skills. To develop a committed cadre of young leaders who will be challenged to apply their new leadership skills through interactions with community leaders, decision makers, and peers from other schools. To create an environment that nurtures potential young leaders to participate in school/community service and volunteerism.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Ericksen, Programs & Events Manager, at [email protected]