Junior Leadership Loveland
Stir Loveland Young Professionals Launches Junior Leadership Loveland
Loveland Chamber of Commerce group engages high school students
LOVELAND, Colo. – March 14, 2014 – Stir Loveland, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group, will launch Junior Leadership Loveland, a program for all Loveland area high school* students inspired by the chamber’s successful Leadership Loveland program for business professionals.
The weeklong program is available to students between their sophomore and junior years in high school and will continue to be held annually. The inaugural program is slated for June 9 –13, 2014 and will have many similar concepts to Leadership Loveland, a program that has developed emerging leaders in order to supplement and encourage high quality local leadership for the past 25 years.
“The Stir steering committee is eager to help organize this new and exciting program for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. As young professionals, we understand the value of creating strong leaders in our community who are invested in Loveland’s success,” said Leah Johnson, chair of Stir Loveland. “We want all young people to recognize the value of community involvement and how that leads to the continued success of our business community and the community at large.”
The students will be exposed to aspects of the Loveland community including: industry, economic development, public safety, state, county and local government, arts and leisure, health and human services and natural resources. The goal is to give these students an overview of the important aspects of Loveland, so they can learn to engage in areas that interest them as informed young leaders.
“When the chamber launched Stir Loveland in 2009, our goal was to equip the next generation of business and community leaders with resources to ensure northern Colorado's future economic and cultural vitality,” said Mindy McCloughan, president of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to see Stir take on that challenge and extend that mission to Loveland’s youth.”
The cost to participate is $200 per student. Scholarships are available. Businesses that are interested in sponsoring students should contact the chamber ASAP. Applications will be available through each Loveland High School, at the chamber and at loveland.org beginning March 17 and are due back to the chamber by 5 p.m. April 25.
*Participating high schools include Ferguson High School, Loveland Classical Schools, Loveland High School, Mountain View High School, Thompson Valley High School and Resurrection Christian School.
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2014 Junior Leadership Loveland Application
Click here to download the 2014 Application .PDF.
Please print off the application, fill it in and follow the instructions on the application.
DEADLINE for applications to be received by the Chamber is 5:00pm, April 11, 2014.