Junior Leadership Columbia Kicks of a New Program Year

Junior Leadership Columbia Kicks of a New Program Year

Twenty-five high school juniors eager to learn how to become better leaders started the Chamber’s Junior Leadership Columbia program with a session held on August 29. Junior Leadership Columbia is a 10-session program designed to motivate students and develop their potential for community leadership by acquainting them with the opportunities, realities and challenges of our community. It is organized around regular sessions focused on character traits crucial to leading people and organizations.

The 2016-2017 class will participate in sessions organized by Chamber member volunteers focusing on community topics including civil service, health care, creativity, media, community involvement, entrepreneurship, ambition and state government. Within the context of these topics, leadership traits such as personal responsibility, courage, commitment, integrity, creativity, ambition, and others will be emphasized.

Students will participate in a networking session with business professionals in the 2017 Leadership Columbia class and will attend the Chamber’s Quarterly Membership Breakfast and Business Showcase in March. They will also participate in a group community service project. This year’s Junior Leadership Columbia volunteer Co-Chairs are Jill Dudley, Provision Living at Columbia and Karlan Seville, University of Missouri Operations Division.

made possible by our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Columbia College

Gold Sponsors: MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc., Missouri Credit Union, Suzi Davis Travel and University of Missouri Operations Division

T-Shirt Sponsor: Missouri Cotton Exchange

Water Sponsor: Culligan Water Conditioning of Columbia

Graduation Location Sponsor: First Baptist Church

Transportation Sponsor: White Knight Limousine & Coach

Meal Sponsors: Chick-fil-A, Stadium Boulevard, Pancheros Mexican Grill and Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe

Printing Sponsor: Columbia College


300 S Providence Rd
PO Box 1016
Columbia, Mo 65205