The Franklin County Junior Leadership Program is a ten-month program for only high school juniors through the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. This program enhances a students skills in leadership, professionalism, communication, and team building. It also showcases what makes Franklin County unique, while getting to know other students and community members from the entire county. Junior Leaders are required to participate in community service projects as a group. Through these projects, students will build relationships and truly become a team with a common vision and goal. Not only does it enhance cooperation among schools, it develops a greater sense of community pride. 


Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Jr. Leadership Graduates!


Click here (JRL Graduation PP) to download the Graduation PowerPoint that includes the picture from their interview and a quote from their essay.

2021 – 2022 Franklin County Junior Leadership Calendar of Events

Please note that the below events are subject to change. 
E-mails/GroupMe messages will be sent to keep you updated.

(Events listed in YELLOW are MANDATORY with NO EXCEPTIONS!)

(Events listed in RED,  required to work a minimum of FOUR events listed 
ONE event listed in BLUE)


July  6 or 12                                       Parent/Junior Leader Orientation, Chamber office 
or July 11                                            Parent/Junior Leader Orientation, Todd Centre

July  12, 13, or 20                            Leadership Skills, Chamber office, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. OR
                                                                 Leadership Skills, Chamber office, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  

July  19 or 26                                     Leadership Team Building, Dismals Canyon, Phil Campbell, 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

July 4                                                      Jam on Sloss Lake

July 17                                                   Watermelon Festival Pageant, RCS Auditorium 

July 24                                                    Franklin County Cattlemen’s Dinner, Bishop Recreation Center

July 31                                                    July Fest, Vina

August 20                                             Franklin County Watermelon Festival, Russellville

August 21                                             Franklin County Watermelon Festival, Russellville

September  25                                     Founder’s Day, Red Bay

September                                            Big Star Sale Day, Red Bay & Russellville (tentatively scheduled) 

September  28                                   Service Hours Due, by 12 p.m.

October                                                 Franklin County Industry Tour / Career Day

October  9                                              Spirit of Hodges, Hodges

October  16                                            Spruce Pine Day, Spruce Pine

October 30                                             Franklin County Pumpkin Palooza, Downtown Russellville 

November  1 – 30                                Helping Others Month (canned food & coat drive)

November                                              Big Star Sale Day, Red Bay & Russellville (tentatively scheduled) 

November  7 or 14                               Veterans Reception/Parade

November  22                                        Farm City Banquet, Todd Centre

December  4                                         Holly Day with Santa, Todd Centre

December  20                                       Service Hours and Resume due, by 12 p.m.



January                                                      Cattleman’s Association Banquet, Russellville Rec Center

January                                                      Big Star Sale Day, Red Bay & Russellville (tentatively scheduled) 

February 2                                               Job Shadow Day (1/2 day)

February                                                   Leadership Day (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

February                                                     Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts, Dinner Show, Red Bay

March                                                          Franklin County Partnership Awards Banquet

March                                                            Big Star Sale Day, Red Bay & Russellville (tentatively scheduled) 

April                                                                Egg Hunts (Phil Campbell, Red Bay & Russellville)

April                                                              Government Day (State Capital, Montgomery)

April  18                                                       Service Hours and Essay due, by 12 p.m.

April  25                                                         Graduation Reception, 2 p.m., A. W. Todd Centre, Russellville 

For information or questions, please check your folders, E-mail, and GroupMe FIRST before contacting:

Cassie Medley 

Executive Director, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

office: 256-332-1760