What is the Blue Ridge Energy Leadership Track?

The Blue Ridge Energy Leadership track is an innovative program for high school students that encourages leadership development, resume building and college preparedness. The Leadership Track is a self-paced point system that allows motivated students to compete for various leadership awards including all-expense paid leadership camp experiences, workshops and possible college scholarships.

 Start   : Opportunities for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

  • Participants can begin their Leadership Track journey as freshmen or sophomores and can earn points for all-expense paid trips to the Broyhill Leadership Conference, the Cooperative Youth Camp, the Washington Youth Tour and collect rewards along the way such as t-shirts and other incentives, and workshop opportunities.  
  • Leadership Track students continue to compete for leadership opportunities and workshops specifically targeted to the college application process are offered.

  • Students will also have opportunities to attend resume enhancement and interview skills training and College Bound Essentials workshops.

 Finish  : Opportunities for Seniors

  • Seniors continuing on the Leadership Track will be eligible to become Blue Ridge Energy Ambassadors and serve on a district youth Member Advisory Committee. Seniors are also eligible to apply for one of eight $4,000 Leadership Track scholarships. 

Upcoming Events:

  • January 13, 6 P.M. - Interview Skills

    Who should attend? All students should attend. This class will equip students to think on their feet, know what they want to say and help them say it in the right way. Stay tuned for a link to sign up.

  • February 15, 6 P.M. - Money Management for Teens

    Who should attend? We encourage all students and parents to attend this free class to have a better understanding of personal finance, how to invest, how to save, and how to prepare for the real world. Stay tuned for a link to sign up.

  • February 24, 6 P.M. - Essay Writing for Admissions & Scholarships

    We will cover:

    • Picking the best topic for your essay
    • How to open with a compelling and engaging introduction
    • How to use the right tone, when to use humor (and when not to)
    • How to wrap it up in a way that pulls the whole essay together

    Stay tuned for a link to sign up.