Junior Leadership Program

Junior Leadership Program

Junior Leadership was a vision and class project of the Leadership Wayne Class of 1998-1999. It began with the goal of exposing high school juniors to the many job opportunities in Wayne County and has evolved over the years to include team building and leadership skills exercises.

Since its inception, over 320 students have graduated from this program.

Annually, the Chamber seeks high school juniors to apply for the Junior Leadership Program. This highly competitive process selects 25 high school juniors to participate in:

  • Law and Government Day
  • History Day
  • Agribusiness Day
  • Education Day
  • Business and Industry

Interested students should:

  • Have a solid “B” or above average
  • Possess positive social skills
  • Be involved in school and/or community activities
  • Have a desire to learn more about Wayne County
  • Be willing to commit to 100% participating
  • Have good moral character

Junior Leadership meets for seven sessions from October through May. Participation in all events along with the completion of 10 hours of volunteer service hours is required. The graduation ceremony is held in May. Applications are posted at the beginning of the school year.

Jr. Leadership Committee:

Sherry Archibald, United Way of Wayne County


Beverly Boltinhouse, Wayne County Public Schools


Charlie Ivey, Wayne Education Network Chair


Jennifer Johnson, Wayne Community College

Kevin Johnson, Wayne Cooperative Extension

Rebecca Kinsey, Kinsey Law, PLLC

Vicki Terrell, Atlantic Casualty Insurance Co.

James Wade, The Maxwell Center

D’Leeshia Lee, City of Goldsboro Parks & Recreation

Anna Whitman, University of Mount Olive

Kristie Norton, Wayne Community College

Nicole Darden, Wayne Community College

Howard Whitfield, Wayne UNC Health Care

Charlotte Williams, Delmus Hardware