Junior Leadership Aiken County

The Board of Directors of Leadership Aiken County initiated the Junior Leadership Aiken (JLA) program in 1995 as a way to reach out to and challenge members of Aiken's future leaders. Consisting of partnerships with both public and private schools throughout the county, JLA consists of 20–25 10th graders who complete a shorter version of the LAC curriculum. The program is also available to students who participate in home school. Session dates for JLA coincide with the closed dates for the Aiken County Public School District. The program kicks off with an opening reception, followed by a retreat/ropes course and three class sessions. The year concludes with a graduation ceremony. Participants also work together to complete a class project, chosen by class members in close consultation with the class coordinator.

JLAC 2018 events will be:

  • Opening reception/orientation: Tuesday, January 9 (evening)
  • Retreat/low ropes course: Monday, January 15
  • Class meeting 1: Friday, January 19
  • Class meeting 2: Monday, February 19
  • Class meeting 3: Friday, March 23
  • Class Project event/date: TBD
  • Graduation: TBD

JLAC 2018 applications are due December 15, 2017. For more information, including an application, please e-mail one or both of the co-coordinators.

2018 JLAC Co-Coordinators

Kathy Brantley

Andrew Hendrix

Contact Us

For more information on LAC, contact Board President Shayne Farrell at shayne.farrell@srs.gov or 2017-2018 Class Coordinator Ben Harm, at Benjamin.Harm@srs.gov.