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 2021-2022 Junior Leadership Graduates!

Click here (Graduation PP – Extra QuotesGraduation PP_Quotes) to download the Graduation PowerPoints that includes the picture from their interview and a quote from their essay.

2022 – 2023 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 BLUE and YELLOW are MANDATORY with NO EXCEPTIONS!)

(Events listed in RED,  required to work a minimum of SIX events)


June 23 orParent/Jr. Leader Orientation – Weatherford Centre, Red Bay – 1:30 PM
July 10Parent/Jr. Leader Orientation – A.W. Todd Centre, Russellville – 1:30 PM
July 11, 12, or 19Leadership Skills – Chamber Office (9 AM – 12 PM or 1 PM – 4 PM)
July 18 or 25Leadership Team Building – Dismals Canyon, Phil Campbell (9 AM – 11 AM)
July 4Jam on Sloss Lake, Russellville
July 23Watermelon Festival Pageant, RCS Auditorium
July 30July Fest, Vina
August 19Franklin County Watermelon Festival, Russellville
August 20Franklin County Watermelon Festival, Russellville
September 24Founder’s Day, Red Bay
September 29Service Hours Due, by 12 p.m.
OctoberFranklin County Career Day
October 8Spirit of Hodges, Hodges
October 15Spruce Pine Day, Spruce Pine
October 15Pumpkin Palooza Scarecrow Trail, City Lake Park, Russellville
November 1-30Helping Others Month (canned food & coat drive)
November 6Veterans Reception/Parade
November 14Farm City Banquet, A.W. Todd Centre
November 15Education Day with NWSCC
December 3Holly Day with Santa, A.W. Todd Centre
December 20Service Hours and Resume Due, by 12 p.m.
January 21Cattleman’s Association Banquet, Bishop Rec Center
February 2Job Shadow Day (1/2 Day)
FebruaryBay Tree Council for the Performing Arts, Dinner Show, Red Bay
March 18Bunny Bash, A.W. Todd Centre, Russellville
March 23Franklin County Partnership Awards Banquet
March/AprilGovernment Day (State Capital, Montgomery)
April 12Service Hours and Essay Due, by 12 p.m.
April 30Graduation, 2 p.m., A.W. Todd Centre, Russellville

Service Hours must be turned in by the above dates and times, one of the following ways:
bring to the Chamber office, fax (256.332.1740), or email (
To keep your resume up to date, be sure to take a photo or make a copy of your hours before turning in.

Please note, if you signed up for an event and that event is canceled, you DO NOT receive credit for the event or for hours since you did not work the event.

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

E-mail: director@franklincountychamber.or