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Hamblen County Youth Leadership Applications Open

The Hamblen County Youth Leadership Program (HCYL) is a program offered to upcoming juniors that establishes vital social connections and leadership opportunities. Students in HCYL are able to connect with leaders in industry, government, and education officials in not just Hamblen County, but many other places as well. It also offers practical advice for future career readiness, including seminars on college applications, business etiquette, and other fun group activities. The program is a favorable experience to put on college or even work resumes.

HCYL also works around students' extracurricular schedules. From sports to other academic clubs, HCYL should be an easily manageable addition to any student’s junior year. All West High sophomores were emailed detailed information about how to apply for the program. They are highly encouraged to do so. The provided email should include: an application packet, an event calendar, and deadline information. Applications to the program are due March 31, at 3:30pm.


Morristown-West Youth Leadership group with Diana Harshbarger
Morristown-West Youth Leadership group with Diana Harshbarger


For those hoping to apply to the program, the 2023-2024 event schedule goes as follows:


*Monday, July 17, 2023

*Orientation (Students & Parents)

6:00 – 8:00


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Retreat Session

9-3, and **6- 8:30


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Education: School Board

5:00 – 7:00


Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023

County Commission

4:00 – 6:00


Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023

Business Etiquette

4:00 – 7:30


Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023

Applying for College

5 – 7:30


**Wednesday. Nov. 22, 2023

Visit The Daily Bread

11:00 a.m. -12 noon


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

City Council

3:45 – 6:00


**Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Future Ready Expo

8 – 11:30 or 11:30 -2:30


Thursday, February 8, 2024

MUS Fiber Tour/7 Decisions

4 - 7:00


Friday, March 8, 2024

Entrepreneurship & Technology

10:00 a.m. – 12


April TBD 2024

Closing Celebration/Graduation

6 - 8


*Mandatory. An approved family representative/guardian may attend with prior approval of the

Program Director in the event of absence. Without attending or a representative in attendance,

withdrawal is recommended.

**Optional, bonus sessions that counts towards substituting missed sessions


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