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Youth Leadership Council

Students entering 10th and 11th grades residing in Central Bradford County are invited to apply to join the CBCCC’s brand new Youth Leadership Council!

About the YLC

The Youth Leadership Council is an initiative by the Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce to help prepare our next generation of business leaders for the future through community engagement, hands-on learning, and professional partnerships. YLC participants are given opportunities to experience real-world business activities and take part in the community conversations youth often miss out on. Students on our Youth Leadership Council are given a chance to be able to connect and grow with like-minded peers in a fun, professional environment.

Some things our YLC participants will be involved with:

  • Planning our new quarterly Bradford County Business Publication
  • Meeting with and attending meetings of local boards that govern an array of community organizations
  • Connecting with chamber members and learning about the diverse array of businesses here in Central Bradford County
  • And so much more!

Additionally, each year, the CBCCC will be awarding one of our 11th grade YLC students a $5,000 scholarship to help fund their future business endeavors after high school graduation.

The YLC is divided into annual sessions that run from September through April each year. Applications for the council are due in August for the following session.

The YLC meets typically twice per month in-session, with one meeting being a regular meeting at the CBCCC office and another being a work/engagement/educational meeting.


Any student entering 10th or 11th grade residing in Central Bradford County is eligible to apply for our Youth Leadership Council. For the purposes of YLC, "Central Bradford County" is being defined as including the townships of Smithfield, Ulster, Sheshequin, Wysox, Standing Stone, Asylum, Monroe, Franklin, West Burlington, Burlington, North Towanda, Towanda, and Rome as well as the boroughs of Towanda, Burlington, and Monroeton.

YLC 2024-25 Session

The CBCCC is now accepting applications for its 2024-25 Youth Leadership Council Session! Applications are due by August 16, 2024 August 30, 2024 and students selected will be notified by email during the week of August 19-23 by September 4.

If you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director, Basil E. Bacorn, at

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