Junior Program Application


We strive to model and promote diversity and inclusion as a means to strengthen leadership.

We do this by:

  • respecting and encouraging all perspectives
  • engaging diverse populations in all activities

Program Objectives

The Junior Leadership Macomb Program is designed to:

  • Create opportunities for students to realize their leadership potential
  • Expose students to the systems that make up a County (Health Care, Environment, Arts, etc.)
  • Provide access to a network of professionals and job sharing opportunities
  • Foster a commitment to community involvement

Application Guidelines

Applications are being accepted by Leadership Macomb for Junior Leadership Macomb VII. Junior Leadership Macomb is a unique civic leadership experience for high school juniors. We strive to create a diverse cohort of approximately 40 students from schools throughout Macomb County. Interested students must complete the application as instructed below.

Tuition and Financial Assistance

Upon a student’s acceptance into the program, parents/guardians will be billed a non-refundable program fee of $150 which is payable in full by May 3, 2020. Payment plans are available upon request, and scholarships that cover the entire fee amount are available for individuals who demonstrate a need. Financial status will not be a factor in determining eligibility and assistance will only be offered upon acceptance into the program. Any student that would like to be considered for a scholarship must complete the corresponding section of this application. For additional information regarding scholarships and payment plans, please contact us at info@leadershipmacomb.org


Students entering their junior year in a Macomb County high school (public, private or homeschool) in the fall of 2019 are eligible to apply. Students will be selected for participation based on personal goals, personal assessment, personal/life achievements (including work experiences, community service, faith-based service, etc.), academic achievements, and personal references.

Attendance Requirement

As a requirement for graduation, participants must attend the mandatory orientation, summer sessions, participate in one of the two community service projects, 6 of the 8 sessions during the school year and graduation. The schedule can be found below. Accommodations may be made if there is an unforeseen circumstance that arises that forces students to be absent from the mandatory sessions, however the student must contact LM staff in a timely manner in order to make such arrangements.

How to Apply:

The application deadline has been extended to June 3, 2019 by 5 pm and may be submitted by either of the following ways:

  • Download entire PDF version: JLM 2019-2020 Application and
    • Email: Julie Petkoff at jpetkoff@leadershipmacomb.org
    • Fax: 586.792.2803
    • Mail: 14460 Lakeside Circle, Suite 220, Sterling Hts., MI 48313
  • Submit application online by completing form below.
    • After submitting online application, download the additional PDF version of the Parent & Student Agreement and Reference Form and send to Julie Petkoff at jpetkoff@leadershipmacomb.org or upload the completed file to the online application.

A panel of representatives from Leadership Macomb will review the applications. Students will be notified no later than June 4, 2019 whether they have been selected to participate in the program. For additional information, contact Julie Petkoff at 586.954.2788.

2019-2020 Schedule

Junior Program Application

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