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.

2020 – 2021 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  19, 26,   August  2                            Parent/Junior Leader Orientation, Weatherford Centre or Chamber, 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. 

July  20, 23, 27                                            Leadership Skills, Chamber office, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. OR
                                                                            Leadership Skills, Chamber office, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  

July  29, 30,   August  5                            Leadership Team Building, Dismals Canyon, Phil Campbell, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. OR
                                                                            Leadership Team Building, Dismals Canyon, Phil Campbell, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

September  19                                               Founder’s Day, Red Bay

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

September  25                                            Service Hours Due

October                                                          Franklin County Industry Tour

October  10                                                    Spirit of Hodges, Hodges

October  17                                                    Spruce Pine Day, Spruce Pine

October 31                                                     Franklin County Pumpkin Palooza, Downtown Russellville 

November  2 – 27                                        Helping Others Month (canned food & coat drive)

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

November  8                                                  Veterans Reception/Parade

November  23                                               Farm City Banquet, Todd Centre

December  5                                                 Holly Day with Santa, Todd Centre

December  18                                              Service Hours and Resume due



January  16                                                     Cattleman’s Association Banquet, Russellville Rec Center

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

February 4                                                     Job Shadow Day (1/2 day)

February                                                         Leadership Day (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

February  11 – 14                                           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) 

March  20                                                          Egg Hunts (Phil Campbell, Red Bay & Russellville)

April                                                                  Government Day (State Capital, Montgomery)

April  9                                                             Service Hours and Essay due

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