About Youth Leadership

Coshocton County Youth Leadership logoBENEFITS

The benefits of participating in Coshocton County Youth Leadership are many!

Develop your ability to lead
Society needs leaders. The leadership development classes provide a solid foundation of fundamentals to help you increase your leadership knowledge and skills.

Increase your self-confidence!
By experiencing a variety of leadership classes, you will feel more comfortable with your ability to be an effective leader.

The opportunity to interact and network!
Each class gives you the opportunity to interact with presenters, community leaders and students from other high schools, establishing valuable contacts.

Learn about your community!
You will be provided a unique opportunity to experience the many facets of our county and see first-hand its challenges and opportunities for the future.

In addition to funding provided by the Coshocton Foundation, the Dunmire Family Fund,  and the Simpson Family Donor Advised Fund, participants are asked to pay a materials fee due at Orientation in June.


Youth will be selected for the program from Coshocton County high schools; home school youth and the Coshocton Christian School. Students apply in the winter of their sophomore year to participate during their junior year.

The dates of the program are established and participants must attend all program days.  Attendance at the Orientation; both days of Opening Retreat; Closing Retreat and Graduation are mandatory.

A panel of Leadership Coshocton County graduates will review submitted applications and select students to comprise the class. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.


Potential topics may include but are not limited to:

Coshocton History; Business; Economic Development and Community Revitalization; Public Safety; County Courts and Government; Social Service Organizations and Poverty; Adapting to Change and Public Speaking; Community Stewardship and Foundations; Agriculture.

For a PROPOSED Program Calendar, please visit our schedule page.