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Emerging Leaders Program 

The Program
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) offers a unique opportunity for sophomores and juniors from North Fulton high schools who wish to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues and interact with local leaders, such as city mayors and start-up owners. This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, outside activities, community service, and networking opportunities.

The Purpose
To provide skills and knowledge to develop good citizens and effective leaders for the future of our communities.

Outside "Learning to Lead" Activities
Outside of program class days, students will be expected to complete 5 activities from a list of 10. These activities correspond with class day themes and serve to build upon what they are learning throughout the course of the program. These activities are carefully crafted to develop life lessons for the students.

Leadership Training                                   Community Service
Recognizing Your Strengths                    Government & Judicial
Working with a Team                                 Valuing Community Diversity
Professional Development                      Health & Wellness
Financial Literacy                                       Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurism
Mock Interviews                                          Public Safety & Justice
Resume Building & LinkedIn                   Graduation

2022-2023 Class Co-Chairs:

Sheena Phillp-Buzbee – State Farm
Julie Johnson – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

2022-2023 Class Steering Committee:

Chris Miller – North Fulton Wills
Jamie Bendall – The Punchline Comedy Club
Ted Basco – Visit Roswell
Erin Carper – Carper Wealth Management



2023-2024 Program Schedule:

Orientation: September 6, 2023

Class Dates (9:00am to 3:00pm)
October 11, 2023
November 4, 2023
December 2, 2023
January 16, 2024
February 20, 2024
March 12, 2024

Graduation: March 27, 2024 (6:00-7:30pm)
* Class Day typically runs from 9 am to 3 pm, with a few exceptions.

*Dates are subject to change based on FCS Calendar.

Sign up for an ELP Info Session (Virtual):
Watch the last Info Session HERE.

Applications are now closed for the 2023-24 school year. 

If you would like to learn more about this program, you can contact Margaret Shiver, Leadership Programs Coordinator, here.