Leadership University Graduation

Amy West & Kristy Dew

Amy West & Kristy Dew

Story & Photography by Chelsea-Catherine Croom

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce held a graduation ceremony for its 2017 Leadership University graduates on Thursday, April 27 at Union University’s Carl Grant Events Center.

Leadership University is a youth leadership development program for high school juniors from Jackson/Madison County.  Each year’s class is made up of a diverse group from public, private and home-schooled students. Leadership University creates awareness in all aspects of the community for participants of the program. It prepares them to become responsible, ethical leaders who make a positive difference in others as well as their community. 

Leadership University is sponsored by Lane College, Union University, University of Memphis Lambuth Campus and Jackson State Community College. It is offered to participants at no cost, but participants are encouraged to “pay it forward” to the community. Students participate in community service monthly during the program with local social service agencies.

For more information, call (731) 423-2200.