Beaufort Junior Leadership

4-Hers presenting

Beaufort Junior Leadership is an eight-month program in which area high school sophomores and juniors are empowered to become trustees of the Beaufort County community. Throughout the eight months of the program students will learn a variety of valuable leadership skills including time management, community issue awareness, and business ethics. The program also provides training in the area of personal development, skills training, volunteering opportunities and team building. Another benefit of the program is the opportunity to gain new contacts through networking and relationship building. During the program, in addition to the monthly class sessions, students are required to complete a minimum of four community service hours.

The program is presented by the Beaufort County Clemson Extension Service and the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce with the support from local businesses to provide professional personnel, facilities and other aspects of the sessions throughout the school year.

School administrators must endorse each candidate. Each student is also required to pay a $100 commitment fee when selected. The commitment fee also provides each student with a SC 4-H membership.

Donations from civic clubs, companies, foundations and individuals make this program possible. Please email for an official sponsor form.

About the Program:


Beaufort Jr. Leadership is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 program. Applications are due on May 7th, 2021. Interested youth may apply with the online form, or by mailing in a hard copy.

Online application

Fillable PDF Application 

Applications must be postmarked by May 4th or submitted by May 7th at 11:59 p.m. Return application to:

Clemson University-Beaufort Ext.
c/o Meghan Barkley
18 John Galt Rd.
Beaufort, SC 29906