We’re “Growing” Leaders in our Community
Leaders of the Future Class of 2019/2020
The Leaders of the Future Program is patterned after adult leadership programs in Kentucky and tailored for aspiring young leaders in our community, helping students understand the ties existing between education, careers and the community. The goal of the program is to nurture an appreciation of the community and a desire to contribute to its future prosperity. Through participation in the program, these students and future community leaders will be better prepared to make crucial decisions that affect not only their lives, but also the quality of life in their community. Other youth-oriented programs such as Service Learning, Tech Prep, Work Ethic Seal, and School-to-Work have increased the emphasis on the decision-making process for students of this age group.
Leaders of the Future targets students in the eighth and ninth grades from the Barren County and Glasgow Independent School Systems. Each year, a number of students are selected from these school systems to participate in the program. A committee ofLeadForward alumni evaluates the applications based on a pre-determined set of criteria. Each section of the application is assigned a point value and the total number of points determines the students selected from each school.
The program falls under the auspices of LeadForward, Leadership Glasgow-Barren County’s alumni association. The Leaders of the Future Steering Committee provides guidance, secures funding, finalizes program details and oversees the monthly sessions.
Below you will find a link to our Leader of the Future Application. If you are interested in joining our class please print out the application and complete it. You can mail it or drop it off at the Glasgow/Barren Chamber of Commerce, 118 East Public Square, Glasgow.