GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. - De La Salle Collegiate junior Joshua Hoenscheid recently graduated from Junior Leadership Macomb, a non-profit organization whose 10-month program brings together junior leaders from around the county.
On June 14, the graduates attended a drive through graduation at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House where they received their certificates and gift bags.
Junior Leadership Macomb was established in 2013, and since then over 290 students have graduated from our program with 100 percent of them reporting that they would recommend this unique learning experience to other students.
The program is designed for students entering their junior year of high school. It is open to students attending any public, private, or charter high school in Macomb County.
Only 40 students are chosen throughout Macomb County and are selected based on personal goals, assessment, personal/life achievements (including work experiences, community service, leadership capabilities, faith-based service, etc.), academic achievements, and personal references.
The objectives of the JMP are to strengthen leadership skills and potential; provide career exploration opportunities through panel discussions with industry experts; introduce students to the systems (healthcare, justice, arts, etc.) and leaders that influence and sustain our community; and cultivate a commitment to positively impact our community through volunteerism.