Highlights from the 2014-15 class of Youth Leadership Flagler.

Youth Leadership Flagler

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Flagler program rolled out its Youth Leadership Flagler in September 2013. Thanks to the efforts of local sponsors, the Chamber and the Young Professionals Group of Flagler County kicked off the program with ten high school juniors who wanted to learn about their community while becoming stewards of it. Modeled after Leadership Flagler, a program that develops aspiring leaders of Flagler County, the youth program provides participating students with a better understanding of Flagler County for community-improvement purposes.

Now in its fourth year, Youth Leadership starts its journey each fall with 12 students.

Download the application in fillable pdf format.

TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

If selected, the cost per participant is $25. This fee is non refundable. Scholarship Information is available upon request. For more information, please contact the Flagler County Chamber at 386-437-0106.

Youth Leadership Flagler sessions are held one day a month from September 2016 to April 2017.

PROGRAM CALENDAR SCHEDULE

Opening Retreat at Flagler County Chamber of Commerce - Saturday, September 2016; 8:00 AM – 2 PM LUNCH INCLUDED

The first session encourages team building, class participation, cooperation and learning through group exercises, explanation and completion of the DISC assessment, and a guided discussion about what makes a good leader. Select chamber members will be asked to join the session to share examples from their own experiences as business leaders. 

Culture & Tourism Day - October

YLF participants will get to enjoy a closer look at the Flagler Arts industry. The itinerary will continue to Hammock Beach Resort and Marineland Dolphin Adventure to see why thousands of visitors come back every year to enjoy Flagler County and what it has to offer.

Healthcare Industry - November

Agriculture & History - December

November and December sessions: YLF participants will gain a better understanding of the industries that played key roles in Flagler County’s evolution, from its early agricultural roots, through the real estate boom to today’s efforts to drive future growth. The sessions will spend considerable time exploring two currently relevant industries: agriculture and healthcare. Specific attention will be paid to illustrating how current demographics impact these segments and what this means for the future of our community.

Government & Criminal Justice - January

YLF participants will see how local businesses and government entities use technology to improve operating efficiencies, while on a “behind the scenes” guided tour of the Government Services Building & Flagler County Courthouse. The students will have an opportunity to interact with local elected officials, including the mayors of Palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach. 

Natural Resources Day - February

YLF participants will tour the water plant & local “green” facilities to gain an appreciation of local efforts to become one of the most environmentally friendly and green communities in Florida. Additionally, this session will explore how this eco-friendly movement will help drive future economic growth and development. 

Emergency Services Day - March

The Arts - April

Graduation of the fourth class of YLF - April 2017


The inaugural program was supported by local sponsors: 
Ameris Bank 
Preferred Management Services, Inc. 
Landcare Management
JBirney Financial
Johnson Orthodontics
ServPro of Flagler County

“The idea of youth learning about the local community where they are raised aligns with the Chamber’s efforts to build a stronger business community for the future. If students know more about their community, then they become empowered and inspired to come back here to do great things,” said sponsor John “JB” Birney, owner of JBirney Financial.
 
If you are interested in sponsoring the program, please call 386-437-0106.

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and supporting the business community of Flagler County, Florida since 1962.

Flagler County Chamber of Commerce

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Palm Coast, FL 32164
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