Savannah Valley District

Junior Leadership Jasper County (JLJC

Felicia C. Cunningham 4-H/Youth Development Agent


Junior Leadership Jasper County (JLJC) is a ten-month program in which area high school sophomores and juniors are empowered to become trustees of the Jasper County community. Throughout the ten months of the program, students will learn valuable leadership skills, including time management, community issue awareness, and business ethics. The program also provides training in personal development, civic engagement, volunteering opportunities, and team building. Another benefit of the program is gaining new contacts through networking and relationship building.

The program is emulated after the late Senator Clementa Pinckney. Senator Pinckney started his journey in 4-H (in Jasper County) at a young age participating in various 4-H activities, contests, and projects. In the past, he was the state winner in the 4-H Public Speaking Contest. He was also a Junior participant in the Leadership program in the early 90s, inspiring him to participate in politics. Pinckney attributed his leadership and public speaking skills to 4-H.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or family status, and is an equal opportunity employer.