Our Mission:

To develop future community leaders by enhancing their knowledge and awareness of the present and future needs of Manatee County.

What is Junior Leadership Manatee?

A program for teens interested in becoming community leaders by enhancing their knowledge of community resources, current issues and other factors influencing the direction of our county's future.

A series of six monthly sessions will expose teens to our county's business and government resources and give them an opportunity to meet our leaders and discuss current issues affecting our community.

What's in it for you?

Get a first hand look at business, government, agriculture, and the media from "behind the scenes."

Meet and discuss with community leaders issues of today and ideas and concerns you have about them.

See what career and employment opportunities are available in our county.

An excellent experience you can include on your resume or college application.

How to apply?

To be eligible for participation, you:

  1. Must be a high school sophomore to apply and a high school junior at the time of participation.
  2. Must have a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA.
  3. Must attend a mandatory Orientation on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and all program days. (Missing more than one program day may result in being ineligible to complete the program.)
  4. Pick up an application from your school or download. Fill it out completely and mail it to the address provided by the deadline.

What is the cost?

The cost of the Junior Leadership Manatee program is $150.00. A limited amount of financial assistance is available based on economic need. Please contact the JLM board at chair@juniorleadershipmanatee.org for more information.

Interested in sponsoring Junior Leadership Manatee?

Contact us for a list of sponsorship opportunities.

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Please click the button below to make a secure donation to JLM.

General Notes:

You MUST attend one Teen Court session prior to Government & Law Enforcement Day. Click here for more information.

NOTE: The program day schedules posted may be for last year's program and are only posted here as an example.

  1. Dates and schedules are subject to change. Always check Website and Facebook Events for latest updates.
  2. Download the JLM application form.

Contact Information:

Junior Leadership Manatee
P.O. Box 1491
Bradenton, FL 34206-1491