northeast polk Area Youth Leadership
The Chamber's 2021 Youth Leadership Program will begin in January and Student Sponsors are needed! Student sponsors are $300. In return for your generosity a link to your website will be placed in the Chamber's weekly e-newsletter and on the front page and the leadership page of the Chamber’s website along with recognition of your sponsorship. The link will remain on our website and in the newsletter through September 2021.
Call or email the Chamber to sponsor or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-422-3751.
The Chamber’s Youth Leadership Program educates eleventh grade students about the various components that make up a healthy community. Monthly during the school year the students participate in a Leadership Experience, when they meet and interview key business and community leaders about careers in areas of Education, Business & Industry, the Judicial System, Government, Media and Culture & the Arts.
The Youth Leadership Program participants attend five day-long leadership experiences, each focusing on a particular aspect of community life. A two-day, one-night stay in Tallahassee culminates the leadership experience. Graduation is held in April at the Chamber's Education Celebration Luncheon which also honors our local schools' nominees for Teacher and Student Related Employees of the Year. Students, parents, school representatives, Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce representatives and other sponsoring organizations participate in orientation and graduation activities.
A Special THANK YOU to the 2020 program's co-chairs Travis Keyes and Stacy Stokes, both of CenterState Bank, for making the program such a success!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 PREMIER YOUTH LEADERSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS
Presenting Sponsor ($3,000): Proflex
Diamond Sponsors ($2,500): Citizens Bank & Trust; City of Haines City
Ruby Sponsor ($1,500): Polk State College
Emerald Sponsors ($700): City of Davenport; Jarrett Gordon Ford Davenport
Sapphire Sponsors ($600): CenterState Bank; Pennoni
Amethyst Sponsor ($500): Mahalak Auto Group
Garnet Sponsor ($300): Keyes Contracting & Consulting
Our generous sponsors enable the Chamber to continue our Youth Leadership program and provide scholarships to deserving students. Contact the Chamber to sponsor and add a little sparkle in the lives of our youth!
Thank you to our 2021 Youth Leadership Student Sponsors:
A Special Thank You to:
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Thank You to the 2019-2020
Youth Leadership Student Sponsors
Thank You to our 2019-2020 Youth Leadership Student Sponsors
A Special Thank You to:
The Chamber's Annual Youth Leadership Program Graduation was held on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the beautiful Lake Eva Event Center.
Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates:
Crystal Alcalde, Zharia Allums, Aryana Bultron,
Nehemiah Charles, Karly Edwards, Marcus Medina,
Lluzbeira “Beta” Moran, Arlene Navedo, Keon Nelson,
Kayla Sinibaldi, Sara Tahri, Hailey Terrell
A special THANK YOU to our Youth Leadership Co-Chairs,
Dr. Tim James, New Direction Academy &
Stacy Stokes, CenterState Bank.
Thank You To Our 2017-2018 Sponsors