Applications are now available for Youth Leadership Rutherford for the 2014-2015 school year from the Business Education Partnership Foundation office located at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
Youth Leadership Rutherford is a selective personal development, civic education and community engagement initiative for high school juniors and seniors in Rutherford County. Conducted by the Leadership Rutherford Executive Director and the Business Education Partnership Foundation Executive Director, Youth Leadership Rutherford is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to community leadership development.
Youth Leadership Rutherford consists of an overnight weekend (Friday - Saturday) orientation program in September, seven seminar days from October - April and graduation in May. Each day focuses on a major area of community concern and explores issues of leadership within the context of the subject. The goal of each program day is to open the minds of participants to the viewpoints surrounding each issue and to enable young people to become more visionary leaders. The program also includes six independent project assignments as well as a group project and student blogging. More information on Youth Leadership Rutherford can be found at rutherfordbep.org as well as on Facebook. To read and follow the Youth Leadership Rutherford student blog, visit http://bep-rutherford-ylr.tumblr.com/.
The Business Education Partnership (BEP) Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization formed in 1988 with the help of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. The BEP states as its mission: “To foster interest in and to promote and support programs in public schools of the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County that will prepare students for the business world.”