What is “Youth Leadership Hardin County”?
Youth Leadership Hardin County is a program designed to provide selected high school juniors who display leadership potential with an opportunity to learn about the strengths and concerns of their community from local leaders.
Youth Leadership Hardin County was originally organized by Leadership Hardin County Alumni, an organization comprised of civic-minded individuals who have graduated from a similar leadership program sponsored by Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.
Who is Eligible to Participate in the Program?
Every year, school counselors select six juniors from each of the five area high schools (Elizabethtown High School, Central Hardin High School, North Hardin High School, John Hardin High and Fort Knox High School). Selections are based on a careful evaluation of the student’s demonstrated leadership capabilities, participation in school, church and/or community activities and the student’s genuine interest in participating in the program.
How Does the Program Work?
The program takes place on six school days during the participant’s junior school year. All programs begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m.
Local businesses, organizations and individuals fund the entire cost of the program. Current sponsors include:
- The Cecilian Bank
- Elizabethtown City Police
- Elizabethtown Community & Technical College
- Abound Federal Credit Union
- Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
- Hardin County Government
- Hardin County History Museum
- Baptist Health Hardin
- Lincoln Trail Behavior Health
- Magnolia Bank
- Nolin RECC
- Stiles Carter and Associates
- The News-Enterprise