***2019-2020 Applications are now OPEN.***
Click here to apply!

Welcome Back, Year 2!

Last year, you began your leadership journey by developing an understanding of what it means to be a leader, learning more about yourself, and gaining confidence in your leadership abilities. You were able to put your leadership skills into practice and make a contribution to rural North Carolina by participating in your summer internship. This year, we are expanding on your first-year experience with a more focused vision of creating positive change in rural North Carolina counties.

We encourage you to “step it up” this year by securing a summer internship or project in rural North Carolina that interests you. Think about how you can apply the leadership skills you acquired since you began the program to improve rural NC.

The Golden LEAF Leadership Program awards a stipend of $2,860 to each Sophomore (returning) participant who is accepted and completes the program requirements. This unique program is only open to Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients who completed the freshmen leadership program year.

This is a competitive application process and requires a commitment to attend all events.

Opening Leadership Conference
January 17 - January 19 (MLK Holiday Weekend)

Program Coaching Calls
February through August 2020

Summer Internship Experience 
May 2020 through August 7, 2020

Closing Leadership Conference
September 4 - September 6 (Labor Day Weekend)


NOVEMBER 15, 2019

This six week paid summer internship experience can flex around summer school schedules and can occur anytime between
May 2020 and August 7, 2020. Internships may exceed six weeks with program permission.

This unique program is only open to Golden LEAF Scholarship recipients.

Need More Info?

Please check out the “About the Program” tab for more details about the program. Click on FAQ in the upper left side bar to find answers to your questions. If you still have a question or would like to speak with someone about the program, please contact:

     Julie Griffin: (336) 286–4412,  griffinj@ccl.org
     Robert Matthews: (336) 286–4443,  matthewsr@ccl.org
     Jeffrey Tanner: (336) 286–4045,  tannerj@ccl.org

They will be happy to hear from you, answer any questions, or talk with you to see if the program is right for you.

Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program
Center for Creative Leadership
1 Leadership Pl.
Greensboro, NC 27410

Julie Griffin | Program Director
(336) 286-4412 | Fax: (336) 286- 4434

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