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Youth Leadership Rutherford

Youth Leadership Rutherford

 

 

Youth Leadership Rutherford serves as a personal development program designed to educate and enhance the quality of leadership skills in high school seniors while promoting community awareness.

The program began as a project of the 1993-94 Leadership Rutherford Education Study Group and the first class began in the fall of 1995.

Program Format and Content

Youth Leadership Rutherford consists of an orientation program in September, seven program days from October through April and graduation in April. Each program day focuses on a major area of community concern and explores issues of leadership within the context of that subject. The goal of each day is to open the minds of participants to the viewpoints that surround each issue and enable young people to become more visionary leaders.

Program Objectives

  • To enhance leadership skills and increase community awareness in high school students
  • To provide students with a practical understanding of major challenges and opportunities facing Rutherford County
  • To enhance the educational experience of future leaders in Rutherford County

Program Topics

  • Are You Ready for What's Next After High School?
  • Civic Engagement - Exercising Your Constitutional Right
  • Community Engagement & Volunteerism
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Getting to Know Rutherford County
  • Personal Branding & Financial Success
  • Your Role as a Leader in Rutherford County Today and Tomorrow​

 

Youth Leadership Rutherford Class of 2019

Elizabeth Baum

Elizabeth Baum

Siegel High School
Wyn Blankenship

Wyn Blankenship

Oakland High School
Ava Bozeman

Ava Bozeman

Oakland High School
Cason Buehler

Cason Buehler

Oakland High School
Eli Callender

Eli Callender

Central Magnet School
Carl Coggin

Carl Coggin

Middle Tennessee Christian School
Anna Grace Dillard

Anna Grace Dillard

Central Magnet School
Antonio Dodson

Antonio Dodson

Homeschool Student
Braden Duke

Braden Duke

Central Magnet School
Ross Eady

Ross Eady

Central Magnet School
Q Gaines

Q Gaines

Oakland High School
Nick Gobich

Nick Gobich

Central Magnet School
Sydney Griffith

Sydney Griffith

Blackman High School
Margo Leskinen

Margo Leskinen

Oakland High School
Chase Loughry

Chase Loughry

Central Magnet School
Alexis Lowe

Alexis Lowe

Blackman High School
Ryan Merritt

Ryan Merritt

Middle Tennessee Christian School
Gwyneth Millican

Gwyneth Millican

Siegel High School
Molly Carter Morgan

Molly Carter Morgan

Providence Christian Academy
Tucker Morgan

Tucker Morgan

Central Magnet School
Loren Osborne

Loren Osborne

Blackman High School
Carolyn Peay

Carolyn Peay

Central Magnet School
Lucy Pedigo

Lucy Pedigo

Blackman High School
Brennan Reed

Brennan Reed

Blackman High School
Alexandria Roberts

Alexandria Roberts

Middle Tennessee Christian School
Sidney Roberts

Sidney Roberts

Middle Tennessee Christian School
Lindsey Romine

Lindsey Romine

Oakland High School
Sterling Smith

Sterling Smith

Blackman High School
Sydney Staines

Sydney Staines

Central Magnet School
Rachel Umbarger

Rachel Umbarger

Oakland High School
Landry Wells

Landry Wells

Central Magnet School
Lizzie Whittenburg

Lizzie Whittenburg

Oakland High School
Celina Wiliams

Celina Wiliams

Blackman High School

Application Procedures and Tuition

Youth Leadership Rutherford actively recruits rising seniors from all high schools within Rutherford County. A maximum of 32 students have the opportunity to participate each year. Participants are selected on their own merits through an application and interview process conducted by the Leadership Rutherford Council.

  • Criteria for selection include:
    • Incoming High school senior
    • GPA of 2.75 or higher
    • Demonstrated interest in leadership positions in school and/or community
    • Desire for personal growth opportunities
    • Commitment to completion of entire program

    The Youth Leadership Rutherford program tuition is $215.00 per student. Tuition covers all costs of the program—meals, transportation, materials, etc.

    Applications are available each January for the following year and may be obtained through high school guidance offices or by calling the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce at (615) 893-6565. Completed applications are due in February, personal interviews are scheduled in early March and students are notified by mail of their acceptance into the program.