LGMC Youth Classes 2018, 2019 and 2020
|Alden Hebron||Justin Gritmacker|
|Crystal Lake Central||Josh Puma|
|Crystal Lake South||Amy Kobeluch|
|Dundee Crown||Testimony Kagali|
|Harry D. Jacobs||Andrew Cabindol|
|McHenry East||Caleb Rezmer|
|McHenry West||Jack Waters|
|Prairie Ridge||Allison Klauser|
|Richmond Burton||Sanya Komin|
|Woodstock North||Tyler Schroeder|
Leadership Greater McHenry County (LGMC) is offering a youth community leadership program to area high school students as an opportunity to enhance community awareness and knowledge, and to develop leadership skills. This is intended to empower and motivate you to become involved and committed to our community.
Criteria to Apply
In order to apply for this program, you must:
- Attend a high school within McHenry County.
- Be a sophomore or junior entering school year 2020 - 2021.
- Have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.
- Is or has been involved in an extra curricular activity or community service.
- Commit to an evening orientation session, a two-day weekend retreat, three school days, (these are excused absences), and a final Saturday retreat. (Dates included below)
- Commit to collaborating with other students from area high schools to meet monthly and complete a community project.
- Be willing to meet and report to a business or person sponsoring you for the program.
Introduction and Selection Process
Only 16 students, one from each high school in the county, will be selected for this year’s class through an interview process conducted at your school by a member of the LGMC Youth Committee. All candidates will be scheduled for a 30-minute interview beginning in February. Participants will be selected based on their commitment to school, community, and personal leadership aspirations. The LGMC selection committee will carefully consider diversity to assure the program and community are fairly represented. Applicants will be notified of acceptance in early April.
For more information contact
Marcy Piekos, Executive Director
Class of 2021 Calendar - TENTATIVE based on COVID19 restrictions
Orientation | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 6:30 - 8:00 pm
McHenry Recreation Center
3636 Municipal Drive
Opening 2 Day Retreat | Saturday, August 8, 2020 and Sunday, August 9, 2020
Lost Valley Visitor Center
7210 Keystone Road
Leadership Day | Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Law and Government Day | Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Healthcare Day | Wednesday, January 20, 2021
People in Need Forum | Saturday, January 30, 2021
Closing Retreat | Saturday, February 20, 2021
Graduation | Wednesday, March 5, 2021
As part of the application process submit the following documents:
- Recommendation Letter 1
Educator/Business Reference must be completed by somebody who has taught you or served as your employer/manager.
- Recommendation Letter 2
Community Reference must be completed by an adult (Not a parent or relative) with whom you interact. It could be a co-worker, community service coordinator, or a person who works with you on any sport or activity.
Click on each form below to download a copy and complete
- Parent / Guardian Permission Form
- Principal Permission Form
There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. Your school may cover this fee. Please talk with your principal to determine who will be responsible for this payment.
It is payable to LGMC and must be included with your letters of recommendation.
Submit all documents and application fee to LGMC Youth Program by February 15, 2020,
P.O. Box 442
Woodstock, IL 60098
Attention: Marcy Piekos
Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, each student is sponsored in order to attend this program.
Class of 2021 Sponsors
Cary Grove Rotary
Cued Forward, LLC
DeFiore Funeral and Cremation Services
Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria &; Pub
Home State Bank
McHenry County College
Pet Vet Animal Clinic & Mobile Practice
Prairie Community Bank
Smith Physical Therapy & Running
Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle