Modeled after the Leadership Merced program, the Junior Leadership Merced program fosters leadership among the youth of this community. High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. The students attend sessions designed to provide information about business and career opportunities available in the Merced area. They learn what employers look for in thier employees; and what our local colleges offer. The students meet city and county government officials; get a first hand look at our court system, and go on a ride-a-long with the Merced Police Department As part of the program they attend a two day retreat where they learn about Team Building and "How to Thrive and Survive" in the workspace.
The Junior Leadership Merced Program is provided to students at “no cost” thanks to generous donations received from our members, community leaders and other citizens.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Junior Leadership Program to help make sure students continue this worthwhile program at no cost to them, call the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce at (209) 384-7092.
We wish to thank the Sponsors of Class 14: Merced Main Street Association, Merced Boosters Club, Merced Rotary Club, Hoffman Security, Label Technology, Merced Student Employees Federal Credit Union, Image Masters, Fluetsch & Busby Insurance, ALIA Corporation/McDonalds, Merced Breakfast Lions Club, Commercial Construction Company, Jonae Pistoresi, Stuart & Nancy McElwain and Crookham Ranch.