2023 Leadership Fayette County Application


Since 2001 Leadership Fayette County (LFC) has mentored the future leaders. Over the years, the program has collaborated with governors, judges, industry leaders, private foundations, performers, as well as nationally known educators and activists. We believe this speaks to the reputation of the program which remains the only youth leadership program of its kind in West Virginia. 

Leadership Fayette County provides the tools students need to help reach their full potential by providing opportunities to learn about themselves, ability to lead, follow, and perform on a team. The program also offers opportunities to learn what makes Fayette County unique. Upon completion of the program graduates earn a one-time $1000 scholarship toward college/training and an excellent achievement/reference for college applications.

Leadership Fayette County is an extremely competitive program and only accepts a limited number of students each year (twelve to fourteen). At least one student from each Fayette County high school is selected. Selection is based on factors such as application, interview, motivation, character, individuality, critical thinking, and diversity.

Every sophomore is encouraged to apply. Every sophomore applicant will be interviewed. During the application process students must demonstrate courage, outside-the-box thinking, and an interest in self-improvement. Completed applications and interviews are scored by the selection committee. Every applicant receives a written notice of acceptance or nonacceptance.  

It is important to note that LFC meets in different locations each month of the school year (August through May) from 8am to 3pm. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the various venues. Each session is considered by the Board of Education as an approved educational leave of absence. Program sponsors provide breakfast and lunch at each session. There is no cost to participate in this program. 

Complete this application by April 24, 2023. Once your application is received you will be contacted by email to select your interview day and time. Interviews will be held May 10 – 13, 2023, and May 15-17, 2023, between 5pm & 8pm.

Insider Tips: 1) Save a copy of your completed application for your own reference. 2) Put your selected interview time on your calendar.

Should you have questions, please contact us.



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Applications are due by April 24, 2023