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Leadership North Fulton 

Leadership North Fulton (LNF), has been the region’s signature leadership development program for more than 30 years. Each year, graduating participants join the ranks of more than 500 LNF alumni and continue to invest in our communities through their time and talent. Pillars of the program include promoting community awareness, instilling civic responsibility, and building relationships. Participants engage civic leaders through program class days, and many alumni have gone on to serve in government or community-based organization staff roles and as elected officials. The relationships that are forged through participation and investment in LNF by business and nonprofit partners continue to affirm the program’s foundational role in community leadership development. LNF projects continue to impact the region in a lasting way, most notably, through the founding of The Drake House in 2004, founding of the Emerging Leaders Youth Program in 2009, and establishment of The Drake House Young Professionals Advisory Council in 2017.

Class of 2020 Schedule

Attendance is mandatory for all LNF participants.

Application Deadline: June 30
Opening Reception: September 12, 2019 (evening)
Opening Retreat: September 26 & 27, 2019 (overnight)
Class #1: October 10, 2019
Class #2: November 14, 2019
Class #3: December 12, 2019

Class #4: January 16, 2020
Class #5: February 13, 2020
Class #6: March 19, 2020
Class #7: April 16, 2020
Class #8: May 21, 2020
Graduation Luncheon: June 30, 2020

Application Available Here Starting January 2020.

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Emerging Leaders Program 

Emerging Leaders (EL) offers a unique opportunity for area high schoolers who wish to develop leadership skills, identify and address community issues and interact with local leaders. This is accomplished through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, site visits, community service, and networking opportunities.

Each class focuses on topics such as public safety, government, interviewing skills, personal finance, nonprofits, and leadership skills.

The mission of Emerging Leaders is to provide students with an understanding of the concept of leadership, and provide skills and knowledge to become effective leaders in our communities.

Each class day typically runs 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a few exceptions.

2019-2020 Schedule

Attendance is mandatory for all EL participants.

Application Deadline: June 30
Opening Reception: September 18, 2019 (evening)
Class #1: October 11, 2019
Class #2: November 5, 2019
Class #3: December 7, 2019

Class #4: January 11, 2020
Class #5: TBD
Class #6: March 13, 2020
Graduation Reception and 2021 Preview: April 15, 2020 (evening)

Application Available Here Starting January 2020.