What is Junior Leadership Jones?
Junior Leadership Jones is a leadership development program for students from the Jones County High School sponsored by GCAPS and the Gray/ Jones County Chamber of Commerce.
What does Junior Leadership Jones cost?
Nothing. Local businesses, agencies, organizations, and individuals contribute funds to support the Junior Leadership Jones program.
What are the benefits of participating in Junior Leadership Jones?
To develop leadership skills. Meet with local community leaders while visiting Jones County and City governments, businesses, industry, educational programs, and community agencies. Great addition on a college resume. Expand your network.
When does the Junior Leadership Jones program take place?
Sessions begin in September and continue to April.
Do I have to already be a leader to participate?
No, leadership skills can be learned and improved when nurtured.
How many students are selected for Junior Leadership Jones?
Approximately 20 students are selected each year through an application process
Who can apply for Junior Leadership Jones?
Juniors and Seniors from Jones County High School who can miss 6 days of class without jeopardizing their required class work.
Is lunch provided?
Yes, at no cost to the participant (pizza, subs, hamburgers, etc.)
Where does Junior Leadership Jones take place?
Most field trips will take place in Jones County at businesses and community agencies. There will be a few out of town field trips. You will be notified ahead of time about all out of town field trips, and they will each require a signed permission slip.
Will Junior Leadership Jones participants be marked absent for class days missed?
No, Junior Leadership Jones is a school approved educational program. Your absence will be considered a field trip.
Are students responsible for making up missed school work?
Yes, students need to work with classroom teachers to make up or do ahead of any class work.
What is the application process for Junior Leadership Jones?
Complete Junior Leadership Jones application. Applications are read and scored by the Board. From the applications, approximately 20 applicants will be selected to participate in Junior Leadership Jones/ GCAPS. Contact Haley Watson for more information 478-986-1123.
What is a typical Junior Leadership Jones day?
8:30 AM Meet at designated space in High school
8:45 AM Leadership Training by Community Leader
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch & meet in project groups
12:30 PM – 2:45 PM Community Field Trips
*Please note that some days/sessions will be extended beyond the normal time frame.
Who are the Junior Leadership Jones Instructors?
The instructors for Junior Leadership Jones will be Local business and community leaders.
What leadership skills will be taught?
Junior Leadership Jones will teach team building, meeting and events management, effective communication, time and Information management, money management, developing the leader within You, and understanding yourself as a leader.
When will I know if I am selected to participate in Junior Leadership Jones?
Students who apply will be notified in August.
How can I find more about Junior Leadership Jones
Contact Haley Watson at the Gray/ Jones County Chamber of Commerce at 478-986-1123 or firstname.lastname@example.org