Tomorrow's Leader's Applications Due 9/7

August 12, 2022 - September 7, 2022

2022-2023 Application Instructions 

Program Overview

Developed by the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, Tomorrow’s Leaders is a leadership
training program designed for high school juniors. Through a series of structured activities and
events, Tomorrow’s Leaders participants meet and interact with community leaders who share their
thoughts, concerns and hopes about current issues, community resources and various factors
impacting the future of Volusia County. Tomorrow’s Leaders prepares students for constructive
leadership, responsible citizenship and active participation in the affairs of Volusia County and

The six-month program begins in October with a mandatory orientation session for students and
parents. Each month thereafter, students participate in a seminar focusing on a specific topic,
such as the Arts, Criminal Justice, Social Services, Sports Marketing, Manufacturing,
Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Government, Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion and Education. During each
seminar, students interact with community leaders who share insights on communication, time
management, motivation, and other aspects of effective leadership.

Throughout the Tomorrow’s Leaders program, students are challenged in their understanding and
awareness of the complexities of relationships, teamwork and problem solving. Skills, perspectives
and relationships gained during the program will help students set and achieve personal and
professional goals, and better prepare them to assume leadership positions.

Students need to submit their applications to their counselor by Wednesday, September 7.

Criteria for Selection

It is anticipated no more than 40 students from Volusia County’s 10 public high schools will be
selected to participate. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Must be a junior enrolled at a Volusia County public high school
• Must be capable of making up any class work missed during five excused school
absences to attend seminars
• Must arrange their own excused absences with college professors if dual enrolled
• Must demonstrate leadership potential
• Must be self-reliant & responsible
• Must be able to meet the program time commitment
• Must have parental/guardian consent to participate
• Must have their application approved by their high school principal
• Must make their own travel arrangements to and from seminar’s starting location
(point-to- point transportation during seminars will be provided on a Volusia County School
District bus).

To access the application and for more information, click this link to visit the Futures website.