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  • OBCC Launches Youth Leadership program

    Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Youth Leadership Program.
    The Youth Leadership Program will begin in September of the 2022-2023 School year. 16 High school students have been accepted to participate in this inaugural program from Seabreeze High School and Father Lopez Catholic High School. 
    The Program will consist of 6 afternoon sessions, concluding with a graduation dinner in November.  Each student will be earning community service hours they can apply toward their Bright Future Scholarship.
    Participants in Youth Leadership Ormond Beach will gain knowledge of the community while building relationships with like-minded peers. Through interactions with local business leaders and government officials they will also gain valuable insights.
    “We are excited to expand our Leadership Program into our schools and play an important role in developing the future leaders of Ormond Beach” said Don Grindle, Board Chairman of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce.
    In turn, this will provide these students with a solid appreciation and understanding for their community. The intent of the program is to help graduates build strong connections that keep the Ormond Beach community in their hearts and minds, whatever path they ultimately choose after their high school graduation.
    “The Youth Leadership Program was developed by the 2020 Leadership Ormond Beach, Class 17 as their class project and will mirror our Leadership Ormond Beach program with a few tweaks that will benefit our high school students as they plan their next chapter” said Debbie Cotton, President & CEO of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce.

    The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization defined as a 501C 6.  Ormond Beach Chamber was established in 1945 and serves over 600 businesses.  Our Mission Statement is to serve the community by advocating for businesses, developing leaders and promoting economic growth.